WorldCat Identities

Nadel, Barbara

Works: 106 works in 540 publications in 9 languages and 10,969 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  History 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PR6114.A34, 823.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Barbara Nadel
Belshazzar's daughter by Barbara Nadel( Book )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a brutal murder takes place in Istanbul's run-down Jewish quarter, eccentric Inspector Cetin Ikmen is assigned to the case by the Turkish police and pursues a labyrinthine plot throughout the area's back alleys
The Ottoman cage : a novel of Istanbul by Barbara Nadel( Book )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this brilliant follow-up to Belshazzar's daughter, the author plunges us once again into the rich cultural, religious, and social life of modern-day Istanbul. Inspector Cetin Ikmen of the Turkish police force and Armenian forensic pathologist Arto Sarkissian join forces to investigate this latest case
Arabesk by Barbara Nadel( Book )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nadel's intriguing third procedural to feature Insp. Cetin Ikmen finds Ikmen suffering from ulcers and on a restricted diet. While he is sidelined, his newly promoted subordinate, Mehmet Suleyman, takes charge of a hot-button murder inquiry. Someone has used cyanide to poison Ruya Urfa, the previously secret wife of the country's Arabesk music star, Erol Urfa
A private business by Barbara Nadel( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2012: London is hosting the Olympics and the East End is at the centre of the world. Yet surrounding the glamorous Olympic Park are some of the most deprived areas of the city. PI Lee Arnold and his assistant, Mumtaz Hakim, work in these streets, in a community fraught with tensions. When Arnold is hired by a controversial stand- up comedian, he already knows that her routine could make her a target. Arnold and Hakim's new client is being followed. Are her fears justified? As they delve deeper, they discover that this investigation is more complex and sinister than a simple, straightforward case of stalking
A passion for killing by Barbara Nadel( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A serial murderer is stalking the streets of Istanbul. A man is found dead in a hotel room, a single stab wound in his heart. Could he be a victim of the 'Peeper', a murderer whose targets up until now have been gay men?A killer with means but no motive, and the body count is rising! The body of the man is delivered to forensics, but it is entirely clean. Has someone tampered with it? Inspector Mehmet Suleyman finds himself under increasing pressure from his contact at the Turkish Secret Service to keep his findings to himself ... Meanwhile a young carpet dealer, on the brink of a huge sale, is found dead in the mangled remains of his Jeep. The deal would have made him -- the carpet he wanted to sell used to belong to Lawrence of Arabia. Inspector Cetin Ikmen finds out that just as the carpet's rich history is stained by bloodshed, so the young man hides a sinister and deadly secret!
Ashes to ashes by Barbara Nadel( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As London suffers at the hands of the German Luftwaffe during the worst of the Blitz, undertaker Francis Hancock suddenly finds himself caught up in a terrifying web of murder and abduction"--Page 2 of cover
Sure and certain death by Barbara Nadel( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An undertaker tries to figure out how a series of murders are connected and discovers that his sister knew all of the victims
An act of kindness : a Hakim and Arnold mystery by Barbara Nadel( Book )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London's East End has always been a social and racial melting pot and never more so than today. PI Lee Arnold and his assistant Mumtaz Hakim don't mind - it keeps them on their toes. It is November. The days are getting darker and they have a new case on their hands. A young Asian couple moves into a dilapidated house in Upton Park. The woman, Nasreen, spends much of her time working alone on the house, her husband Abdullah preoccupied with his job. John Sawyer is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. Since his discharge, he has been volatile and is now homeless. An unlikely friendship develops between Nasreen and John, one that her husband would frown upon. When John's body is discovered, Nasreen's suspicions light upon Abdullah. Did he know they were friends? Reluctant to go to the police, Nasreen reaches out to the Arnold Detective Agency. Mumtaz Hakim begins to dig into Abdullah's past and into the house itself which, she finds, holds its own grim secrets
A noble killing by Barbara Nadel( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Turkey a girl is found burnt to death in what appears to be an honor killing and further investigations by Inspector Ikmen finds that she had a boyfriend who has now dissappeared and that there are other links with gangsters, religion, and organized crime
Land of the blind by Barbara Nadel( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A body is found in the ruined Constantinople hippodrome: a woman, clutching a piece of red stone. She's recently given birth, but there's no sign of the baby. Inspector Cetin Ikmen discovers she was a Byzantine specialist on a crusade to protect the historic but now squalid areas of Istanbul that her enemy, property developer Ahmet Oden, seeks to destroy and rebuild. As Ikmen searches for the lost child and the truth behind her death, the people of Istanbul rise up in protest against their government in Gezi Park, and the city lurches into chaos and anger. Against this background, Ikmen will unravel a tale of ancient hostility and modern desires, where the truth is concealed within the secret history of this antique city
Dead of night by Barbara Nadel( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inspectors Çetin İkmen and Mehmet Süleyman from Istanbul are sent to a policing conference in Detroit, but little can prepare them for the corruption that lies at its heart. When Ezekial Goins, an elderly man of Turkish descent, approaches them to crack the long-unsolved murder of his son, a quiet trip takes a far more sinister turn. As they delve deeper into the case, İkmen and Süleyman find themselves immersed in a terrifying world of inter-gang drug war and racial prejudice that puts them in mortal danger, and forces İkmen to confront some demons of his own"--Jacket
Poisoned ground by Barbara Nadel( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex-soldier Lee Arnold and his Muslim assistant Mumtaz Hakim run a detective agency in London's ethnically diverse, crime-ridden East End. Mumtaz is approached by an Egyptian woman, Salwa, whose husband is in Belmarsh on terrorism charges. Salwa convinces Mumtaz of her husband's innocence and persuades her to go undercover to prove it. But Salwa is not what she seems. Trapped in an old tunnel that leads to the London docks, will Mumtaz escape with her life?
After the mourning by Barbara Nadel( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is October 1940 and undertaker Francis Hancock is called out to Epping Forest to attend to the corpse of a young gypsy girl who has died suddenly. At the wake, a gypsy named Lily claims to see a vision of the 'Blessed Virgin'. Meanwhile the Military Police are looking for a German gypsy - Martin Stojka - who they believe is a Nazi spy. Then Lily is found stabbed through the chest. Could it be a crime of passion or cold blooded murder? Is Martin Stojka who he says he is? There is someone lurking in the shadows who will stop at nothing to find what Martin has in his possession
Death by design by Barbara Nadel( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Istanbul police raid a counterfeit goods factory in the run-down district of Tarlabasi, a man with explosives strapped to his chest blows himself up. In the process, Istanbul's Inpsector Cetin Ikmen is injured. Documents found in the factory lead the authorities to believe that a terrorist attack is about to take place in London
River of the dead by Barbara Nadel( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Convicted murderer and drug baron Yusuf Kaya has escaped from Istanbul prison. He appears to have had inside help. Ikmen is called to investigate Kaya's contacts in the city, while Inspector Suleyman heads to Kaya's home town of Mardin, a dangerous city in the south east of Turkey
Body Count by Barbara Nadel( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Any bloody death will lead Inspectors Çetin İkmen and Mehmet Süleyman out onto the dark streets of Istanbul. On 21 January, a half-decapitated corpse in the poor multicultural disctrict of Tarlabasi poses a particularly frustrating and gruesome mystery. But as the months pass and the violence increases, it turns into a hunt for that rare phenomenon in the golden city on the Bosphorus: a serial killer. Desperate to uncover the killer's twisted logic as the body count rises, İkmen and Süleyman find only more questions. How are the victims connected? What is the significance of the number 21? And how many Istanbullus must die before they find the answers?--Provided by publisher
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Belshazzar's daughter
Alternative Names
Barbara Nadel Brits schrijfster

Barbara Nadel englische Schriftstellerin

Barbara Nadel English crime fiction writer

Barbara Nadel scrittrice britannica

ナデル, バーバラ


The Ottoman cage : a novel of IstanbulArabeskA passion for killingAshes to ashesSure and certain deathA noble killingAfter the mourningDeath by designRiver of the dead