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A Noble Killing

A Noble Killing

by Barbara Nadel

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When Honour can be deadly...

The brilliant thirteenth Istanbul crime novel from Barbara Nadel's Inspector Ikmen Mysteries series delves into the shocking world of honour killing.

A Noble Killing will enthral fans of Andrea Camilleri and Colin Cotterill.

'Add Inspector Ikmen and his motley crew to the growing list of outstanding fictional cops plying their trades across all parts of Europe and Asia, which have become hotbeds of police procedural excellence' - Booklist Turkey

The police are called to the scene of what seems to be the honour killing of a young girl. Burnt alive, she is not the first girl to suffer such an horrific death in Istanbul.

Further investigations by Inspectors Cetin Ikmen and Mehmet Suleyman reveal that the girl had a secret boyfriend who has now disappeared. He and the girl's family are prime suspects, even though forensic evidence is scant.

Why does the family, in common with other families of girls immolated in the city, now appear to be broke?

There are also links to an infamous local gangster.

Religion, organised crime and the lengths some people will go to in order to conform, come together in a tragic story of violence in a divided and changing society. And Mehmet Suleyman is on the verge of making a mistake that could ruin his career...

What readers are saying about A Noble Killing: 'Nadel writes with warmth, understanding and looks deep into the human soul'

'An exciting crime story that draws one in from the first page until the end. Impossible to put down'

'The twists and turns of the case keep you guessing' 

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About the Author

Barbara Nadel

Trained as an actress, Barbara Nadel used to work in mental health services.


Born in the East End of London, she now writes full time and has been a visitor to Turkey for over twenty years.


She received the Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger for her novel Deadly Web, and the Swedish Flintax Prize for historical crime fiction for her first Francis Hancock novel, Last Rights.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    Very good first edition, in fine dust jacket. Some yellowing to page edges. This book is located in our Brighton store, and may take longer for delivery.

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