Second in the Inspector İkmen series, and we find Mehmet Süleyman is still but a lowly sergeant, on a par with the lovely Ayşe Farsakoğlu with whom later books tell us he has an affair. In A Chemical Prison İkmen and Süleyman investigate the discovery of a young man’s body in an historic Ottoman town house with close connections – physical and historic – to the Topkapı Palace. The investigation also involves İkmen’s old friend Dr Arto Sarkissian, particularly once it becomes apparent that the young man’s murder featured both drugs and an Armenian Christian, possibly from Arto’s own profession….
Publisher’s page: A Chemical Prison – Barbara Nadel
Interview with Barbara Nadel by J. Sydney Jones on Scene of the Crime: “İstanbul Is Always There”: Barbara Nadel’s Inspector İkmen Series (May 19, 2010)