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9781472293787

The Darkest Night

The Darkest Night

by Barbara Nadel

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Dark magic is unleashed on the streets of Istanbul . . .

When a newborn baby is found drowned in the shallow waters of the Golden Horn, all-out warfare threatens to erupt between rival criminal gangs. Inspector Kerim Gürsel is assigned to the case and he must tread carefully when DNA tests reveal that the baby's father is Görkan Paşahan, Istanbul's most feared Mafia boss. But the identity of the infant's mother is yet to be discovered . . .

Meanwhile, Çetin İkmen and Mehmet Süleyman attend the winter festival known as Bocuk Gecesi, held on the darkest night of the year, and witness a magic trick whereby a young man, Emir Kaya, disappears. While İkmen investigates how the illusion took place, Süleyman conducts a tortuous hunt for Emir Kaya that exposes a harrowing tale of depravation, betrayal and corruption where the bloodline of a child is worth killing for and everything has its price . . .
Praise for Barbara Nadel's novels:

'
Complex and beguiling: a Turkish delight' Mick Herron

'
İkmen is one of modern crime fiction's true heroes, complex yet likeable, and the city he inhabits - Istanbul - is just as fascinating' The Times

'Barbara Nadel's distinctive Istanbul-set Inspector İkmen thrillers combine 
brightly coloured scene setting with deliciously tortuous plotsGuardian

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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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