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A Knife to the Heart (Ikmen Mystery 21) By Barbara Nadel

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A derelict villa near Istanbul holds dark spirits, secrets and murder... The gripping twenty-first mystery in the bestselling Ikmen series by Barbara Nadel, the Silver Dagger Award-winning author of INCORRUPTIBLE and THE HOUSE OF FOUR.

'The Morse of Istanbul' Daily Telegraph


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A Knife to the Heart (Ikmen Mystery 21) by Barbara Nadel

The twenty-first chilling Istanbul crime thriller starring Cetin Ikmen, 'the Morse of Istanbul' (Daily Telegraph), from Silver Dagger Award-winning author Barbara Nadel. Not to be missed by fans of Donna Leon.

A derelict villa near Istanbul holds dark spirits, secrets and murder...

Retired inspector Cetin Ikmen must confront his demons to reveal the shocking truth behind a young girl's death...

When historian Suzan Tan is asked to examine the contents of a derelict villa on the Bosphorus, she is intrigued to discover a Ouija board among the artefacts. Forty years ago, a young girl was found with a knife in her heart in this villa. It is said that before her death this very Ouija board spelled out her name.The verdict was suicide - but what if it was a brutal act of murder and her killer was still walking free?
Suzan asks Ikmen to solve the case, and despite his reluctance to get involved, he soon finds himself drawn into the mystery. With the help of his friend Inspector Suleyman, Ikmen delves into Istanbul's dark underbelly to uncover a terrifying tale of secrets, lies and murder.

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Praise for Barbara Nadel's novels: 'Intelligent and captivating' * Sunday Times *
Complex and beguiling: a Turkish delight * Mick Herron *
Inspector Cetin Ikmen is one of detective fiction's most likeable investigators, despite his grumpy and unsociable character...think of him as the Morse of Istanbul * Daily Telegraph *
Impeccable mystery plotting, exotic and atmospheric * Guardian *
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 * Independent *
Gripping and unusual detective story, vivid and poignant * Literary Review *

About Barbara Nadel

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

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A Knife to the Heart (Ikmen Mystery 21) by Barbara Nadel
Barbara Nadel
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