Inspector Çetin Ikmen is one of detective fiction's most likeable investigators, despite his grumpy and unsociable character...think of him as the Morse of Istanbul
The delight of Nadel's books is the sense of being taken beneath the surface of an ancient city... We look into the alleyways and curious dark quarters of Istanbul, full of complex characters and louche atmosphere
Complex and beguiling: a Turkish delight
Impeccable mystery plotting, exotic and atmospheric
Gripping and unusual detective story, vivid and poignant
Praise for Barbara Nadel's novels: 'Intelligent and captivating'