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The House of Four (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 19)

A gripping crime thriller set in Istanbul

Author: Barbara Nadel

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 1472234669

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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A family built on lies, secrets and murder... The House of Four is a gripping Istanbul crime thriller featuring Inspector Ikmen, 'the Morse of Istanbul' (Daily Telegraph) from Barbara Nadel. Perfect for fans of Donna Leon and Jason Goodwin. 'Impeccable mystery plotting, exotic and atmospheric' - Guardian Everyone in the Istanbul neighbourhood of Moda knows the Devil's House. A crumbling Ottoman mansion, and once the home of a princess, it is a place associated with ill fortune. The princess's four children, now in old age, still live in separate apartments on different floors and are rumoured never to speak to each other. Then one of them is found dead, stabbed through the heart, and it is discovered that the other three siblings have met an identical fate. There is no sign of forced entry or burglary, and all evidence must be gained from letters and diaries, but as Inspector Ikmen digs into their past it becomes clear they have been harbouring a secret... Meanwhile a young couple are arrested for a series of seemingly random killings on the streets of Istanbul. They claim to have been squatting in the Devil's House. But this fiendish mystery is far from over and it will take Inspector Ikmen to the darkest and most devilish depths of this ancient city What readers are saying about The House of Four: 'The book really brings the colourful and diverse nature of Istanbul alive' 'I have found the whole series compulsive reading and this is one of the best' 'So evocative it makes me long to sit and watch life in the most fascinating city'

The House of Four

Author: Bárbara Nadel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781472234636

Category:

Page: 416

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The brand-new Istanbul crime thriller staring Inspector Cetin Ikmen, 'the Morse of Istanbul' (Daily Telegraph), from Barbara Nadel. Perfect for fans of Donna Leon.
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Dead of Night

Author: Barbara Nadel

Publisher: Headline Book Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780755371662

Category: Fiction

Page: 374

View: 6636

Barbara Nadel's gripping 14th Turkish crime novel tackles the treacherous and seedy underworld of Detroit's gang warfare Inspectors Cetin Ikmen and Mehmet Suleyman from Istanbul are sent to a policing conference in Detroit, but little can prepare them for the corruption that lies at its heart. When Ezekial Goins, an elderly man of Turkish descent, approaches them to crack the long-unsolved murder of his son, a quiet trip takes a far more sinister turn. As they delve deeper into the case, the pair find themselves immersed in a terrifying world of intergang drug war and racial prejudice that puts them in mortal danger, and forces Ikmen to confront some demons of his own.
Detective and mystery stories

River of the Dead

Author: Barbara Nadel

Publisher: Headline Review

ISBN: 9780755335657

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 309

View: 7870

Convicted killer and drug baron Yusuf Kaya has escaped from a high-security prison in Istanbul, leaving a trail of bodies and blood in his wake; it is clear he's had inside help. As Inspector Cetin Ikmen begins to investigate, his troublesome son unexpectedly returns to the famiy home.
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Dance with Death

Author: Barbara Nadel

Publisher: Headline Book Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780755321315

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9264

A body is discovered in a cave in the remote region of Cappadocia, Turkey. The woman died of gunshot wounds, and her corpse has lain undisturbed for twenty years. Who is she and who killed her? Inspector Ikmen is summoned from Istanbul to investigate but discovers a complex web of intrigue. Was it her boyfriend, driven mad by love, or her husband, believing she would never bear the son he wanted so badly? When it is revealed the girl was pregnant when she died, the whispers and accusations increase. Ikmen, stifled among a rural community thriving on legend, folklore and intrigue, begins to think he will never see clearly through the lies surrounding this case. One thing, however, is clear: the past is as potent as the present.
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Petrified (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 6)

Author: Barbara Nadel

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 0755378563

Category: Fiction

Page: 235

View: 305

Summer in Istanbul is hot. The kind of heat that can drive even the sanest people a little crazy... An elderly woman is found dead in a flat with the perfectly preserved body of a young man. In an ancient part of the Jewish quarter, two children are missing. Their father, an artist whose genius borders on insanity, only seems more driven in his work. And a raid on a Russian gangster yields nothing except the dead body of a girl he claims is his daughter. Could the connection to all cases lie in a macabre forgotten art? But Inspector Cetin Ikmen's worries aren't just work-related. His protégé, Suleyman, is going dangerously off the rails, threatening to compromise not just himself but months of painstaking investigation. Ikmen faces a complex case which threatens to rock the very fabric of Turkish society.
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Last Rights

Author: Barbara Nadel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780755321353

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 278

View: 5417

Francis H is an undertaker in the London Borough of West Ham in the 1940s. The Second World War is in full swing and the Borough is being pounded on a nightly basis by the German Luftwaffe. Francis H is a World War 1 veteran so he also has to deal with the continuing fears and delusions that still haunt him from the trenches of Flanders. One night, in the middle of a raid, Francis meets what appears to be a madman running across the rubble screaming about being stabbed. But Francis can see no sign of blood on the man, so he passes him by. However, two days later the man's body turns up at Francis' parlour. So begins a frightening sequence of events that has Francis H pitted against violent thugs, an almost impenetrable network of secrets and his own fragile sanity.
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Bright Shiny Things

Author: Barbara Nadel

Publisher: Allison & Busby Ltd

ISBN: 0749020180

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3456

‘A stunning read’ Crime Review From London’s East End to the sinister heart of an international terror network A friend from the past asks for private investigator Lee Arnold’s help in tracing his son: Fayyad al’Barri was last thought to be in Syria having embraced radical Islam. But a cryptic message has prompted his family to believe Fayyad is searching for a way to come back home. With fellow investigator Mumtaz Hakim’s assistance, they might be able to establish contact. From the bright lights of the Western world, to London’s shady boxing clubs and murky online jihadist recruitment, and while violence erupts close to home, Mumtaz and Lee are on an unknown path into the mind of a terrorist, journeying closer to danger than they ever imagined.
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An Act of Kindness

A Hakim and Arnold Mystery (Hakim & Arnold Mystery 2)

Author: Barbara Nadel

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1623655358

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1811

Lee Arnold and Mumtaz Hakim run a detective agency in London's East End. But their latest case could have devastating consequences. A new client, Nasreen, has sought Hakim's help. Recently moved to a new house, and with a baby on the way, this should be an exciting time--but Nasreen has made friends in the community that she cannot tell her husband, Abdullah, about. And when a murder takes place close to their home, Nasreen suspects that Abdullah also has something to hide. This case is a challenge for the agency, but provides a timely warning to Mumtaz--debts spiralling, her life is in danger of spinning out of control. Both women are on a path towards destruction, as the consequences of ignoring their instincts become ever more dangerous.
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A Private Business: Hakim and Arnold 1

Author: Barbara Nadel

Publisher: Quercus Books

ISBN: 1743283474

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 1733

Former cop, PI Lee Arnold and his Muslim assistant, Mumtaz Hakim, run a detective agency in a community fraught with conflict and tension. It is London 2012 and Stratford in the East End is at the centre of the world. But next to the Olympic Park are some of the poorest and most crime-ridden streets in the city. Approached by a terrified woman, Arnold and Hakim start to investigate her fears that someone is following her. But what they discover turns the enquiry towards an even more sinister direction.
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A Private Business

Author: Barbara Nadel

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 162365226X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8624

It is 2012: London is hosting the Olympics and the East End Borough of Newham is at the centre of the world. But surrounding the glamorous stadia are some of the most ethnically diverse and crime-ridden streets in the capital. This is the world of Arnold and Hakim. PI Lee Arnold and his assistant, Mumtaz Hakim, work surrounded by these fierce tensions. When Arnold is hired to protect a female stand-up comedian, he knows that her outrageous routine--one that leaves no racist, ageist or sexist stone unturned--makes her a target for local hatred. But the case is not as simple as it looks. Convinced that she's being stalked, it's up to Arnold and Hakim to watch whoever is watching her, and find out whether her genuine terror is justified...
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The Golden Scales

A Makana Investigation

Author: Parker Bilal

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408824906

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5324

Former police inspector Makana, in exile from his native Sudan, lives on a rickety Nile houseboat in Cairo, scratching out a living as a private investigator. When he receives a call from the notorious and powerful Saad Hanafi, he is thrust into a dangerous and glittering world. Hanafi is the owner of a star-studded football team and their most valuable player has vanished. His disappearance threatens to bring down not only the businessman's private empire but also the entire country. Makana encounters Muslim extremists, Russian gangsters and a desperate mother hunting for her missing daughter, as his search stirs up painful memories, leading him back into the sights of an old and dangerous enemy...
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Missing, Presumed

A Novel

Author: Susie Steiner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812998332

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7435

A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • A page-turning mystery that brings to life a complex and strong-willed detective assigned to a high-risk missing persons case NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • NAMED ONE OF THE 10 BEST MYSTERIES OF THE YEAR BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL “An extraordinarily assured police procedural in the tradition of Ruth Rendell and Elizabeth George.”—Joseph Finder, author of The Fixer “Surprise-filled . . . one of the most ambitious police procedurals of the year. Detective Bradshaw’s biting wit is a bonus.”—The Wall Street Journal “Missing, Presumed has future BBC miniseries written all over it.”—Redbook “A highly charismatic and engaging story.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “This combination of police procedural and an unfolding family drama that continuously twists and turns will work well for fans of Kate Atkinson and Tana French.”—Booklist At thirty-nine, Manon Bradshaw is a devoted and respected member of the Cambridgeshire police force, and though she loves her job, what she longs for is a personal life. Single and distant from her family, she wants a husband and children of her own. One night, after yet another disastrous Internet date, she turns on her police radio to help herself fall asleep—and receives an alert that sends her to a puzzling crime scene. Edith Hind—a beautiful graduate student at Cambridge University and daughter of the surgeon to the Royal Family—has been missing for nearly twenty-four hours. Her home offers few clues: a smattering of blood in the kitchen, her keys and phone left behind, the front door ajar but showing no signs of forced entry. Manon instantly knows that this case will be big—and that every second is crucial to finding Edith alive. The investigation starts with Edith’s loved ones: her attentive boyfriend, her reserved best friend, her patrician parents. As the search widens and press coverage reaches a frenzied pitch, secrets begin to emerge about Edith’s tangled love life and her erratic behavior leading up to her disappearance. With no clear leads, Manon summons every last bit of her skill and intuition to close the case, and what she discovers will have shocking consequences not just for Edith’s family but for Manon herself. Suspenseful and keenly observed, Missing, Presumed is a brilliantly twisting novel of how we seek connection, grant forgiveness, and reveal the truth about who we are. Praise for Missing, Presumed “Smart, stylish . . . Manon is portrayed with an irresistible blend of sympathy and snark. By the time she hits bottom, professionally and privately, we’re entirely caught up in her story.”—The New York Times Book Review “Nuanced suspense that’s perfect for Kate Atkinson fans.”—People “Drenched in character and setting, with pinpoint detail that breathes life and color into every sentence.”—The News & Observer “You might come to Missing, Presumed for the police procedural; you’ll stay for the layered, authentic characters that Steiner brings to life.”—Bethanne Patrick, NPR “Where [Susie] Steiner excels is in the depth and clarity with which she depicts her characters. . . . It all adds up to a world that feels much bigger than the novel in which it is contained.”—The Guardian
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Arabesk

Author: Barbara Nadel

Publisher: Felony & Mayhem

ISBN: 9781934609354

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 3790

Follow's eccentric, brandy-swilling Inspector Cetin Ikmen's newly promoted subordinate, Mehmet Suleyman, as he takes the lead on the murder investigation of an Arabesk music star's wife.
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Incorruptible (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 20)

Author: Barbara Nadel

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 9781472234698

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8302

INCORRUPTIBLE is the gripping new Istanbul crime thriller starring Inspector Ikmen, 'the Morse of Istanbul' (Daily Telegraph), from award-winning author Barbara Nadel. Not to be missed by fans of Donna Leon. In the backstreets of Istanbul, a young woman's body is found. Dumped in a dustbin and covered in cut flowers, she is the victim of a frenzied and vicious stabbing. Inspector Ikmen discovers that the woman was well known in Istanbul. Newspapers had been calling her the blessed woman; cured of cancer in a Christian miracle and a proclaimed messenger of the Virgin Mary. These controversial claims had made her fierce enemies in the predominantly Islamic community and she had unwittingly stirred up divisions amongst the Christians of the city. But as Ikmen digs further into the case he uncovers powerful hatred and dark secrets lurking within her family. And to find the truth he must delve into a toxic world of fear, concealment and lies. The question is: was this a killing in the name of faith or does the answer lie somewhere else?
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On the Bone

Author: Barbara Nadel

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 9781472213792

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6258

The new novel starring 'the Morse of Istanbul' (Daily Telegraph), from the acclaimed author. A young man drops dead in a fashionable Istanbul street. The autopsy proves it was a natural death - a heart attack - but what is in Emre Alphan's stomach is not. His last meal was of human flesh. Ikmen must trace Alphan's final movements, and discover who the victim was. Food itself has become contentious, with traces of pork discovered in tinned beans, accusations flying about whether this was a deliberately provocative act in a Muslim country, and suspicions about what is really being served up. Ikmen soon finds himself in the world of the now beleaguered secular elite, people who feel their Western way of life is under threat of extinction, some of whom are joining a very dark new cult...
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Poisoned Ground

A Hakim and Arnold Mystery

Author: Barbara Nadel

Publisher: Quercus Publishing

ISBN: 9781848664227

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 5237

Ex-soldier Lee Arnold and his Muslim assistant Mumtaz Hakim run a detective agency in London's ethnically diverse, crime-ridden East End. Mumtaz is approached by an Egyptian woman, Salwa, whose husband is in Belmarsh prison on terrorism charges. Salwa convinces Mumtaz of her husband's innocence and persuades her to go undercover to prove it. But Salwa is not what she seems. Trapped in an old tunnel that leads to the London docks, will Mumtaz escape with her life?
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The Cat who Went Bananas

Author: Lilian Jackson Braun

Publisher: Putnam Adult

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

View: 8666

James Qwilleran and his talented team of feline sleuths, Koko and Yum Yum, investigate the supposedly accidental death of a cast member in a car crash on the eve of the Theatre Club's performance of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. 225,000 first printing.
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The Killing House (Paula Maguire 6)

An explosive Irish crime thriller that will give you chills

Author: Claire McGowan

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 1472228251

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3750

Long-buried secrets are being unearthed. And they're very close to home... Forensic psychologist Paula Maguire returns yet again to her hometown to investigate a spine-chilling case in THE KILLING HOUSE, the sixth novel in Claire McGowan's series. The Paula Maguire series is the perfect read for fans of Michael Connelly and Peter May. 'A delicious spookiness is added to McGowan's customary mix of complex characterisation and sweat-inducing excitement, offering a new level of chilling thrills' - Sunday Mirror When a puzzling missing persons' case opens up in her hometown, forensic psychologist Paula Maguire can't help but return once more. Renovations at an abandoned farm have uncovered two bodies: a man known to be an IRA member missing since the nineties, and a young girl whose identity remains a mystery. As Paula attempts to discover who the girl is and why no one is looking for her, an anonymous tip-off claims that her own long-lost mother is also buried on the farm. When another girl is kidnapped, Paula must find the person responsible before more lives are destroyed. But there are explosive secrets still to surface. And even Paula can't predict that the investigation will strike at the heart of all she holds dear. What readers are saying about the Paula Maguire series: 'I have loved every single book. It's the characters and their own personal lives that really stand out in Claire McGowan's novels' 'Claire McGowan knows how to pull us in. Her future releases are always lined up on my kindle way ahead of time!' 'McGowan keeps developing her characters to be more rounded and complex. I've really fallen in love with the character of Paula Maguire and I can't wait to read more about her'
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On the Bone (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 18)

Author: Barbara Nadel

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 1472213815

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5600

The brand-new Istanbul crime thriller staring Inspector Cetin Ikmen, 'the Morse of Istanbul' (Daily Telegraph), from Barbara Nadel. ON THE BONE is perfect for fans of Donna Leon. In Istanbul - the golden city on the Bosphorus - ancient myths and modern evils are at work... On a buzzing street in the fashionable district of Beyoglu, a young man drops dead. Ümit Kavas's death was natural but the autopsy betrays a shocking truth: his last meal was human flesh. Under desperate pressure from their superiors, Inspector Cetin Ikmen and his colleague Mehmet Süleyman begin their most obscure investigation yet. How did Ümit Kavas, apparently a good, liberal man, come to partake in the greatest taboo of all? Did he act alone? And who was his victim? Soon they find themselves embroiled in a dark web of underground worlds: of Turkey's old secular elite; a community of squatters; and a new gastronomy scene breaking every boundary. But where does the truth lie?