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    Deep Waters (Inspector Ikmen Mysteries) (Paperback) By (author) Barbara Nadel

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    DescriptionA man's body, virtually decapitated, is found by the Bosphorus. His identity card names him as Rifat Berisha, an Albanian. The family is impenetrable but when Inspector Cetin Ikmen, whose mother was Albanian, consults his cousin, Samsun, he's left in little doubt that Berisha's death is likely to be the result of a fis, an implacable blood feud between rival Albanian families. Which means the blood already shed will have to be avenged. And if the Berishas or their enemies discover Ikmen is from a noted Albanian clan, some of the spilt blood might be his...

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    Deep Waters
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barbara Nadel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    ISBN 13: 9780747267195
    ISBN 10: 0747267197

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FF
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 550
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 75
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    Ingram Subject Code: FM
    Libri: I-FM
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022020
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: FF
    New edition
    Edition statement
    Headline Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Headline Book Publishing
    Publication date
    01 July 2002
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    Author Information
    Trained as an actress, Barbara Nadel is now a public relations officer for the National Schizophrenia Fellowship's Good Companions Service. Born in the East End of London, she has been a regular visitor to Turkey for over twenty years.
    Review quote
    Intelligent and captivating...recalls Michael Dibdin's Aurelio Zen Sunday Times It's the characters more than the mystery which makes this series so fascinating Sunday Telegraph
    Review text
    Set in present-day Istanbul, this is a down-to-earth police thriller, but vampires, ghosts and swirling fogs stalk its pages. The author is a psychologist and counsellor and a regular visitor to Turkey, and her preoccupations show clearly in the story she tells. When Rifat Berisha, a young Albanian man, is found gorily murdered in Istanbul, the police assume he is the victim of traditional enmity. The young man's family is in fis - a blood feud - with another Albanian family in the city. At first this seems to simplify matters and point to an obvious killer, but there are other factors at work. Berisha had unsavoury connections: a Turkish gangster, his deranged young son and his grotesquely disfigured daughter. Then the police learn that the murder victim has recently had a kidney removed, and is the owner of an expensive motor car he could not have afforded to buy. The chief investigating officer is himself half-Albanian. His obsession with his own family history - fuelled by some mystifying and vindictive words from Rifat Berisha's mother - comes to cloud his view of events. To begin with this is an uphill read of a book. The main stumbling block is the Turkish names, unfamiliar in script and difficult to pronounce, which give the book an exotic feel but slow down the pace of the story. But it is worth persevering. The mixture of routine police work with parapsychology, blood and intuition is an intriguing one. The action culminates in a nail-biting confrontation in a disused church, where sanity gives way to ancient horrors and arcane beliefs and the outcome is as inevitable as it is disturbing. (Kirkus UK)