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A Noble Killing

Inspiration for THE TURKISH DETECTIVE, BBC Two's sensational new TV series

September 27, 2011 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9780755371624
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Description

Turkey: the police are called to the scene of what seems to be the honour killing of a young girl. Burnt alive, she is not the first girl to suffer such an horrific death in Istanbul. Further investigations by Inspectors Cetin Ikmen and Mehmet Suleyman reveal that the girl had a secret boyfriend who has now disappeared. He and the girl's family are prime suspects, even though forensic evidence is scant. Why does the family, in common with other families of girls immolated in the city, now appear to be broke? There are also links to an infamous local gangster. Religion, organised crime and the lengths some people will go to in order to conform, come together in a tragic story of violence in a divided and changing society. And Mehmet Suleyman is on the verge of making a mistake that could ruin his career...

About this Author

Trained as an actress, Barbara Nadel used to work in mental health services. Born in the East End of London, she now writes full time and has been a visitor to Turkey for over twenty years. She received the Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger for her novel DEADLY WEB, and the Swedish Flintax Prize for historical crime fiction for her first Francis Hancock novel, LAST RIGHTS.
To find out more, follow Barbara on Twitter @BarbaraNadel or visit her website www.barbara-nadel.com

ISBN: 9780755371624
Format: Trade paperback
Series: Inspector Ikmen Mystery
Pages: 416
Publisher: Headline
Published: 2011-09-27

Reviews

Praise for Barbara Nadel: 'I can't think of a better summertime read--Mail on Sunday

Gripping and unusual detective story, vivid and poignant--Literary Review

Impeccable mystery plotting, exotic and atmospheric--Guardian

Intelligent and captivating--The Sunday Times

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