Double Illusion – Barbara Nadel

Double Illusion - Barbara Nadel
Double Illusion – Barbara Nadel

A dismembered body and a sword wielding scion of one of Istanbul’s leading crime families, a Roma birthday party interrupted by a rooftop sniper…. gang wars threaten to erupt in Istanbul. As Inspector Süleyman and team conduct the formal investigations, retired Inspector İkmen conducts a series of apparently inconsequential and unconnected conversations with some of his myriad of contacts in Istanbul.

Enjoyed the people and the plot but I really didn’t like the ending.

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Forfeit – Barbara Nadel

Forfeit - Barbara Nadel
Forfeit – Barbara Nadel

Another excellent Istanbul investigation in the company of Ikmen and co, with the added twist that Mehmet’s now 16 year old son is staying with him for a fortnight. Handily, for not-natural-parent, an old case of Mehmet’s resurfaces when a TV star is found murdered at home, along with the husband of his convicted murderer.

Some ongoing plot lines surface too – Syrian refugees, Mehmet’s love life, the djinn in the kitchen.

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A Knife to the Heart – Barbara Nadel

A Knife to the Heart - Barbara Nadel
A Knife to the Heart – Barbara Nadel

A fast read; always the sign of a good read for me.

We are back in Istanbul, and it’s 2018/2019. Ikmen’s retired, Fatma’s died and their adult children are worried about the djinn in the kitchen.

Elsewhere in Istanbul, a cut throat property developer buys an old mansion where in 1976 a young woman committed suicide by stabbing herself in the heart. Or did she?

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