Barbara Nadel

Books by Barbara Nadel

A Knife to the Heart

Cetin Ikmen has fallen into depression after his retirement and his wife’s accidental death, but he’s reinvigorated when he is asked to investigate a case long gone cold.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Chris Roberts


Inspector Cetin Ikmen takes up the case when a young woman from a mixed marriage is found eviscerated in an Istanbul backstreet.

Reviewed on 04 August 2018 by Chris Roberts

Bright Shiny Things

Former soldier-turned-PI Lee Arnold enlists his Muslim assistant, Bangladeshi psychiatry graduate Mumtaz Hakim, in a daring deception to bring a self-confessed ISIS terrorist to the West.

Reviewed on 24 June 2017 by John Cleal

The House of Four

Inspector Cetin Ikmen investigates the death of four siblings, each living on a separate floor of a single apartment building, stabbed by the same hand.

Reviewed on 29 April 2017 by Chris Roberts

On the Bone

A man collapses and dies on a busy street. His stomach contains human flesh. Inspector Cetin Ikmen and his squad must unravel the mystery.

Reviewed on 14 May 2016 by John Cleal

Enough Rope

While his assistant investigates the parenthood of a baby once left in a telephone box, ex-copper and PI Lee Arnold helps out a police superintendent whose son has been kidnapped.

Reviewed on 13 February 2016 by Chris Roberts

Poisoned Ground

PI Mumtaz Hakim goes undercover in a psychiatric institution seeking evidence that a doctor has manufactured evidence to cover up his crimes.

Reviewed on 10 October 2015 by Chris Roberts

Body Count

Istanbul police inspectors Ikman and Suleyman struggle to discover the connection between a series of gruesome murders.

Reviewed on 28 June 2014 by Chris Roberts

An Act of Kindness

In the east end of London, private investigators, Lee Arnold and Mumtaz Hakim are caught up in protection rackets, sex-trafficking and the problems caused by slum landlords and moneylenders.

Reviewed on 18 October 2013 by John Cleal