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Body Count by Barbara Nadel
  

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This portrays a Turkey ordinary holidaymakers will never see. It is part of a terrific series featuring Inspector Ikmen and his team. In this one we have the plight of a gypsy encampment mixed with a Mayan prophecy and a lot of dead bodies; one a month, according to the prophecy, all with their hearts removed. Throw in some aristocrats and we have a good mix for another ‘unput-downable’ mystery which will keep you guessing to the end. The glimpse of the many facets of Turkish society and the underlying political information make this a highly absorbing read.

If you like Barbara Nadel you might also like to read books by Simon Kenwick, Michael Dibdin and Ian Rankin.

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Synopsis

Body Count by Barbara Nadel

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?

Reviews

The Morse of Istanbul Daily Telegraph Intelligent and captivating The Sunday Times Impeccable mystery plotting, exotic and atmospheric--Guardian Intelligent and captivating--The Sunday Times The Morse of Istanbul--Daily Telegraph Gripping and unusual detective story, vivid and poignant--Literary Review


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.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th June 2014

Author

Barbara Nadel

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www.barbara-nadel.com/
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Publisher

Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780755388943

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