On the Bone (Inspector Ikmen Mysteries)

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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?

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About the 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

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What I love most about Barbara Nadel's writing is that it is always up to date and addresses the issues that concern the inhabitants of her world ... In ON THE BONE', Nadel faces up to the changing world of Turkey where fundamentalist thinking is more accepted, but comes into conflict with the old secular elite ... Thought-provoking, as well as being the thoroughly good and delicious read that Barbara Nadel always serves up!―Crimesquad

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

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

Nadel's evocation of the shady underbelly of modern Turkey is one of the perennial joys of crime fiction―Mail on Sunday

Intelligent and captivating―Sunday Times

Inspector Çetin 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

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