Inner city murder crosses two continents.
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 inter-gang drug war and racial prejudice that puts them in mortal danger, and forces Ikmen to confront some demons of his own...
Crime & mystery/Historical fictionThe second novel in the stunning new Francis Hancock series. It is October 1940 and undertaker Hancock is called out to attend to the corpse of a young gypsy girl. Meanwhile the Military Police are looking for a German, believed to be a Nazi spy.
Istanbul - in antiquity, called the Land of the Blind - is a city where old and new collide, and the fallout can be deadly... In the ruins of the Constantinople hippodrome lies a body: a woman, clutching a piece of red stone. She's recently given birth, but there's no sign of the baby. Inspector çetinIkmendiscovers she was Ariadne Savva, a Byzantine specialist on a crusade to protect the historic areas of Istanbul that property developer Ahmet oden seeks to destroy and rebuild. As Ikmensearches for the lost child and the facts behind Ariadne's death, the people of Istanbul rise up in protest against their government in Gezi Park. Amid the chaos, Ikmenand his colleague Mehmet Süleymanmust unravel a tale of ancient hostility and modern desires, to find the truth concealed within the secret history of their antique city.
Convicted murderer and drug baron Yusuf Kaya has escaped from an Istanbul prison. Inspector Cetin Ikmen is called to investigate Kaya's contacts in the city, while Inspector Suleyman heads to Kaya's home town of Mardin, a dangerous city in the south east of Turkey. As Ikmen delves deeper into Kaya's past, the body count continues to rise. Meanwhile, Suleyman discovers that Kaya has another wife, an American woman heavily guarded by members of the Kaya clan. It's not long before the two Inspectors are caught up in a terrifying web of arms and drug running, terrorism, blackmail and murder.
When Inspector Cetin Ikmen is invited to a murder mystery evening at Istanbul's famous Pera Palas Hotel he finds himself embroiled in a deadly game of life imitating art. Halfway through the evening, one of the actors is found actually dead in the room where Agatha Christie used to stay when she was in Istanbul. Walking in the steps of the great, Ikmen experiences fear and hatred which have echoes deep in his own and his country's past.
A half-decapitated corpse in the poor multicultural district of Tarlabaðsi in çIstanbul poses a particularly frustrating and gruesome mystery to Inspectors çIkmen and Sèuleyman.
When Leonid Meyer is horribly murdered in his flat in Balat, Istanbul's decrepit Jewish quarter, it seems frighteningly likely that the motive is racial. But Inspector Cetin Ikmen is not one to acquiesce in the obvious.
Inspector Ikmen and forensic pathologist Sarkissian have been friends since childhood. When called to a flat to investigate the death of a 20 year old, the case becomes strange and alters their relationship as the man has been kept prisoner inside a gilded cage.
As London burns, an unlikely hero unearths a series of brutal murders...The third novel in the acclaimed Francis Hancock World War Two crime series
Barbara Nadel's new Turkish crime novel sees Inspector Ikmen tackling a complex case of organised crime in London. When the Istanbul police raid a counterfeit goods factory in the run-down district of Tarlabasi, a young man with explosives strapped to his chest blows himself up in front of them. In the process, Istanbul's Inpsector ã-¡etin Ikmen is injured. Documents found in the factory lead the authorities in both Istanbul and London to believe that a terrorist attack, in part orchestrated from the Tarlabasi factory, is about to be enacted in the British capital. Ikmen goes undercover amongst the Turkish community of North London, although what he uncovers there is certainly not what his British colleagues were expecting...
Inspector Ikmen is troubled by the discovery of a body in one of the ancient cisterns beneath Istanbul. The dead girl was a friend of his daughter's and her body is found dressed in the elaborate costume of an Ottoman princess, but Ikmen must focus on a higher-profile investigation.
The disappearance of two children deeply concerns Cetin Ikmen, but even more worrying is that their own family members can't seem to agree when and where they were last seen. Are they covering up and why? The answer, when it comes, is even more shocking than the crime.
Any bloody death will lead Inspectors çetin Ikmen and Mehmet Süleyman out onto the dark streets of Istanbul. On 21 January, a half-decapitated corpse in the poor multicultural district of Tarlabasi poses a particularly frustrating and gruesome mystery. But as the months pass and the violence increases, it turns into a hunt for that rare phenomenon in the golden city on the Bosphorus: a serial killer. Desperate to uncover the killer's twisted logic as the body count rises, Ikmen and Süleyman find only more questions. How are the victims connected? What is the significance of the number 21? And how many Istanbullus must die before they find the answers?