Gripping and unusual detective story, vivid and poignant
Impeccable mystery plotting, exotic and atmospheric
Complex and beguiling: a Turkish delight
Praise for Barbara Nadel's novels: 'Intelligent and captivating'
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
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