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Barbara Nadel - Author

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 lives in Lancashire and writes full time.

Featured books by Barbara Nadel

Poisoned Ground A Hakim and Arnold Mystery

Poisoned Ground A Hakim and Arnold Mystery

Author: Barbara Nadel Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2015

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 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?

ebook of the month
Poisoned Ground A Hakim and Arnold Mystery

Poisoned Ground A Hakim and Arnold Mystery

Author: Barbara Nadel Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2015

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 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?

ebook of the month
Body Count

Body Count

Author: Barbara Nadel Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

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 Suleyman 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?

ebook of the month
An Act of Kindness A Hakim and Arnold Mystery

An Act of Kindness A Hakim and Arnold Mystery

Author: Barbara Nadel Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/04/2014

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...

ebook of the month
Body Count

Body Count

Author: Barbara Nadel Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/01/2014

Any bloody death will lead Inspectors Cetin Ikmen and Mehmet Suleyman 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 Suleyman 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?

ebook of the month

Other books by Barbara Nadel


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Enough Rope A Hakim and Arnold Mystery

Enough Rope A Hakim and Arnold Mystery

Author: Barbara Nadel Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2015

Private investigator and ex-soldier Lee Arnold and police superintendent Paul Venus are by no means friends, but when Venus' son Harry is kidnapped and ransom demands arrive from an address in Arnold's patch in east London, the superintendent doesn't know who else to turn to. Arnold and his Muslim assistant Mumtaz Hakim soon find themselves chasing leads into several of the East End's uneasily coexisting communities. Mumtaz uncovers a link to one of the area's powerful Bangladeshi families, whose property empire has always seemed suspicious, while Arnold suspects the involvement of more old-fashioned East End gangsters, and wonders if some of the nastier rumours about Venus himself might be true. And neither Mumtaz nor Lee like the look of the children of the super-rich, arriving in droves in the trendy parts of Hoxton and Shoreditch and living in luxury just a stone's throw from grinding urban poverty. The truth, however, is stranger and more dangerous than either Arnold or Hakim imagine. Enough Rope is a powerful and thrilling novel of London's ever-evolving dark side.


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Anatolischer Totentanz

Anatolischer Totentanz

Author: Barbara Nadel Format: eBook Release Date: 10/07/2015

Eifersucht und Mord in KappadokienIn einer abgelegenen Hhle im beschaulichen Kappadokien wird eine Leiche entdeckt. Die Frau starb an einer Schusswunde, vor ber zwanzig Jahren. Inspektor O etin A kmen reist aus Istanbul in die Provinz, um die Ermittlungen zu leiten. Wurde die Frau von ihrem Liebhaber gettet, aus Verzweiflung, weil sie einem anderen gehrte? Oder von ihrem Ehemann, weil er von ihr nicht den Sohn bekam, auf den er glaubte, ein Anrecht zu haben? Als bekannt wird, dass die Tote schwanger gewesen war, kochen die Gerchte und Anschuldigungen hoch. O etin A kmen, der sich von den Traditionen und der Folklore der Gegend eingeengt fhlt, frchtet, diesen Fall nie lsen zu knnen. Nur eins steht fest: in Kappadokien ist die Vergangenheit so mchtig wie die Gegenwart. "e;Voller Farben und Bildern, frisch und lebendig"e; The Times"e;Inspektor A kmen ist eine Mann mit groer Familie, groem Herzen und einem wahrhaft erschreckenden Zigarettenkonsum"e; NDRMidnight: Seite fr Seite Nervenkitzel.

Poisoned Ground A Hakim and Arnold Mystery

Poisoned Ground A Hakim and Arnold Mystery

Author: Barbara Nadel Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2015

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 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?

ebook of the month

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Tod am Bosporus

Tod am Bosporus

Author: Barbara Nadel Format: eBook Release Date: 08/06/2015

Der Teufel von IstanbulEigentlich ist es ein glcklicher Auftakt: O etin A kmens Tochter heiratet und natrlich wird das nach trkischer Sitte ein riesiges Familienfest. Die religisen Bedenken versucht der eher schweigsame, aber aufgeschlossene A kmen auszurumen: "e;Eine Muslima und ein Jude, die dieser hasserfllten Welt hoffentlich zeigen, wie man nach vorne blickt."e; Dann muss er dienstlich werden. Am Ufer des Bosporus wird eine Frau tot aufgefunden. Scheinbar hat sie sich selbst ins Herz gestochen, doch der Pathologe erkennt schnell, dass es kein Suizid war. Die Jagd nach dem grausamen Mrder fhrt Inspektor O etin A kmen und seinen Kollegen Sleyman in ganz ungewohnte Gefilde. "e;Allah steh uns bei!"e;Der Brunetti von Istanbul - Inspektor A kmen lst seinen siebten Fall"e;Geheimnisvoll"e; Mnchner Merkur"e;Atmosphrische und spannende Einblicke in die moderne Trkei"e; Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten"e;Nadel bietet beste Voraussetzungen, die moralinsauren 'Brunettis' von der Gondel zu schubsen."e; Die WeltFr diesen Roman gewann Barbara Nadel den renommierten CWA Dagger Award. Midnight: Seite fr Seite Nervenkitzel.


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Land of the Blind (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 17) A fast-paced Istanbul-based crime thriller

Land of the Blind (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 17) A fast-paced Istanbul-based crime thriller

Author: Barbara Nadel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

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 CetinIkmendiscovers she was Ariadne Savva, a Byzantine specialist on a crusade to protect the historic areas of Istanbul that property developer Ahmet OEden 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 Suleymanmust unravel a tale of ancient hostility and modern desires, to find the truth concealed within the secret history of their antique city.


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Schleier des Todes

Schleier des Todes

Author: Barbara Nadel Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2015

"e;Nirgendwo gibt es so viele Orte, eine Leiche zu verstecken, wie in Istanbul."e; Barbara NadelIm Sommer sthnt Istanbul unter der Hitze. Eine Hitze, die auch den vernnftigsten Einwohner ein wenig durchdrehen lsst Eine ltere Frau wird tot in ihrer Wohnung gefunden. Neben ihr die Leiche eines jungen Mannes, der aussieht, als wre er gestern erst gestorben. Doch der Pathologe schwrt, dass der Mann bereits seit Jahren tot ist. In der Polizei von Istanbul geniet Inspektor O etin A kmen grte Hochachtung fr seine Ermittlungserfolge. Es heit, er habe besondere Fhigkeiten. Er "e;sieht"e; die schrecklichen Antworten auf seine Fragen. Und in diesem Sommer sorgt Inspektor A kmen sich um seinen Assistenten Sleyman, der auf gefhrlichen Abwegen ist. Womit er sich nicht nur selbst kompromittiert, sondern auch die Ermittlungen. O etin A kmen nimmt alle Fden auf und entwirrt das Muster des Verbrechens. "e;First-Class-Crime aus Istanbul - klasse!"e; Freundin "e;Atmosphrisch dicht und mit glaubhaften Figuren"e; Sonntagszeitung Zrich


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Belsazars Tochter

Belsazars Tochter

Author: Barbara Nadel Format: eBook Release Date: 08/04/2015

Instanbul - Eine Stadt und ihre GeheimnisseEin Mord schreckt das jdische Viertel in Istanbul auf. Die Mordkommission schickt ihren besten Mann: Inspektor O etin A kmen, Kettenraucher, Brandy-Trinker, Ehemann einer glubigen Muslima (die sein Trinken berhaupt nicht mag) und Vater von acht. Ein farbenfrohes Labyrinth von Verdchtigungen, Schuldzuweisungen und falschen Fhrten macht Barbara Nadels Krimidebut zu etwas ganz Besonderem. Und O etin A kmen steht fr Istanbul wie Guido Brunetti fr Venedig und Georges Dupin fr die Bretagne. "e;Die Donna Leon von Istanbu, die Martha Grimes vom Bosporus."e; Die Welt"e;Bester Kriminalroman einer Debtautorin"e; The Independent"e;Erfrischend, geheimnisvoll und ein starkes Debt. Istanbul ist die perfekte Krimi-Stadt."e; The TimesMidnight: Seite fr Seite Nervenkitzel.


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Der glaserne Kafig

Der glaserne Kafig

Author: Barbara Nadel Format: eBook Release Date: 08/04/2015

Warum hat der 20-jahrige Sohn einer alteingesessenen Familie niemals deren Istanbuler Wohnung verlassen? War der Tote ein Gefangener im goldenen Kafig? Besonders merkwurdig: Der junge Turke hatte nur einen Besucher - ein elegant gekleideter Armenier. Inspektor O etin Ikmen begibt sich auf die Spur dieses mysteriosen Todesfalls, wie immer mit Brandy und Zigaretten im Gepack - ganz zum Arger seiner Frau. Ebenfalls dabei ist Ikmens Freund seit Kindertagen, Dr. Arto Sarkissian. Er ist forensischer Pathologe fur die Istanbuler Mordkommission. Und Armenier. Ikmen fragt sich, ob dies der Grund ist, warum sein Freund so besorgt ist. Exzellente Spannung in der aufwuhlenden Grostadtatmosphare Istanbuls. Der zweite Krimi mit Inspektor Ikmen. Ein stimmungsvolles Eintauchen in die Gassen und Geheimnisse von Istanbul. "e;Nadels groe Strke sind die Stimmungen einer multi-nationalen Grostadt mit ihren zwischenmenschlichen, sozialen und kulturellen Spannungen."e; Hrzu"e;Der zweite Krimi ist noch strker als Barbara Nadels Debt, Belsazars Tochter. Ein ungewhnlicher Ermittler in einer Stadt voller Legenden. Ein gutes Buch."e; Bookseller"e;Spannend und sehr atmosphrisch"e; Evening Standard "e;Ein Istanbul-Krimi fr alle, die die Stadt kennen oder kennenlernen wollen."e; The Independent


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Land of the Blind (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 17) A fast-paced Istanbul-based crime thriller

Land of the Blind (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 17) A fast-paced Istanbul-based crime thriller

Author: Barbara Nadel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

A body is found in the ruined Constantinople hippodrome: a woman, clutching a piece of red stone. She's recently given birth, but there's no sign of the baby. Inspector Cetin Ikmen discovers she was a Byzantine specialist on a crusade to protect the historic but now squalid areas of Istanbul that her enemy, property developer Ahmet Oden, seeks to destroy and rebuild. As Ikmen searches for the lost child and the truth behind her death, the people of Istanbul rise up in protest against their government in Gezi Park, and the city lurches into chaos and anger. Against this background, Ikmen will unravel a tale of ancient hostility and modern desires, where the truth is concealed within the secret history of this antique city.

Body Count

Body Count

Author: Barbara Nadel Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

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 Suleyman 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?

ebook of the month

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Belshazzar's Daughter

Belshazzar's Daughter

Author: Barbara Nadel Format: eBook Release Date: 29/04/2014

When a brutal murder shocks Istanbul's rundown Jewish quarter, the Turkish police force unleashes their best weapon - the chain-smoking, brandy-swilling Inspector Cetin Ikmen, husband to a strict Muslim woman (who disapproves of his drinking) and loving father of eight (with another on the way). With a colorful, multi-layered setting and a delicious labyrinthine plot, Barbara Nadel's Belshazzar's Daughter is a stunning and evocative crime debut, and Inspector Ikmen will surely join the ranks of beloved foreign cops Aureilo Zen and Guido Brunetti.

An Act of Kindness A Hakim and Arnold Mystery

An Act of Kindness A Hakim and Arnold Mystery

Author: Barbara Nadel Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/04/2014

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...

ebook of the month

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Ottoman Cage

Ottoman Cage

Author: Barbara Nadel Format: eBook Release Date: 31/12/2013

Barbara Nadel's The Ottoman Cage is a spicy thriller set in Istanbul's back alleys.When a brutal murder shocks Istanbul's rundown Jewish quarter, the Turkish police force unleashes their best weapon - the chain-smoking, brandy-swilling Inspector Cetin Ikmen, husband to a strict Muslim woman (who disapproves of his drinking) and loving father of eight (with another on the way). With such a colorful personality and unrivaled investigative powers, Ikmen will surely join the ranks of beloved foreign cops Aureilo Zen and Guido Brunetti.


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A Private Business A Hakim and Arnold Mystery

A Private Business A Hakim and Arnold Mystery

Author: Barbara Nadel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

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. PI Lee Arnold and his assistant, Mumtaz Hakim, run a detective agency in a community fraught with conflict and tension. Approached by a frightened woman, they start to investigate her stalker. But soon their enquiries turn in a far more sinister direction.


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Deadline (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 15) A thrilling murder mystery set in the heart of Istanbul

Deadline (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 15) A thrilling murder mystery set in the heart of Istanbul

Author: Barbara Nadel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2013

When 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. Walking in the steps of the great Agatha Christie, Ikmen experiences fear and hatred which have echoes deep in his own past.


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Dead of Night (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 14) A shocking and compelling crime thriller

Dead of Night (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 14) A shocking and compelling crime thriller

Author: Barbara Nadel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

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...

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