We have updated our Privacy Policy Please take a moment to review it. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the terms of our updated Privacy Policy.

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780755386420

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 12th May 2011

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

Select a format:


Disclosure: If you buy products using the retailer buttons above, we may earn a commission from the retailers you visit.

Inspector Ikmen and Inspector Suleyman return in Arabesk, Barbara Nadel’s third novel in the gripping Inspector Ikmen series. Perfect for fans of Jason Goodwin and Adrian Magson.

‘The delight of the Nadel book is the sense of being taken beneath the surface of an ancient city which most visitors see for a few days at most’ – Independent

When the wife of one of Istanbul’s best known popular singers is found dead and his baby daughter missing, the newly promoted Inspector Suleyman, scion of one of Turkey’s most aristocratic families, finds himself plunged into the magnificently vulgar, overblown world of Arabesk music, dominated by an ageing star, the monstrous chanteuse, Tansu.

What readers are saying about Arabesk:

‘Written with wit and style, her plotting and characterisation are as sharp and original as ever’

A city and its crowded streets and ancient cultures come vividly alive – colours, sounds, smells, heat and dust lifting from the page’

‘Packed to the gills with cultural insights


Praise for Barbara Nadel's previous novels: An unusual and very well written first novel...Although the murder mystery is intriguing, it is the characters who make this book so successful
Sunday Telegraph
Ikmen will go far...will have you looking over your shoulder
Exciting, accomplished and original
Literary Review
My crime reader is raving about this author
A thriller that presents a Middle Eastern city populated by human beings, rather than specimens of oriental exotica, and a British writer who can get inside a foreign skin
Mixing Ikmen's police work with parapsychology, blood and intuition makes for a read that is as riveting as it is undeniably disturbing
Good Book Guide
Idiosyncratic and evocative
The Times
Full of complex characters and louche atmosphere
Unusual and very well-written
Sunday Telegraph