Arabesk (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 3)
A powerful crime thriller set in Istanbul
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When the wife of one of Istanbul's best known popular singers is found dead and his baby daughter missing, the newly promoted Inspector Suleyman, scion of one of Turkey's most aristocratic families, finds himself plunged into the magnificently vulgar, overblown world of Arabesk music, dominated by an ageing star, the monstrous chanteuse, Tansu.
- Published: Sep 06 2001
- Pages: 416
- 180 x 112mm
- ISBN: 9780747262190
- Evening Standard
The Istanbul atmosphere is as thick as Turkish coffee, and the novel is crammed with fascinating information
`The delight of the Nadel book is the sense of being taken beneath the surface of an ancient city which most visitors see for a few days at most'
- Sunday Telegraph
`Particularly interesting for its discussion of Turkish customs and beliefs'