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Barbara Nadel

Autor/a de Belshazzar's Daughter

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Obres de Barbara Nadel

Belshazzar's Daughter (1999) 369 exemplars
Arabesk (2001) 221 exemplars
A Chemical Prison (2000) 200 exemplars
Harem (2003) 148 exemplars
Dance with Death (2006) 129 exemplars
Petrified (2004) 127 exemplars
Deep Waters (2002) 124 exemplars
Deadly Web (2005) 118 exemplars
Last Rights (1622) 88 exemplars
Pretty Dead Things (2008) 87 exemplars
A Passion for Killing (2007) 87 exemplars
River of the Dead (2009) 75 exemplars
A Noble Killing (2011) 75 exemplars
After the Mourning (2006) 75 exemplars
Death by Design (2010) 61 exemplars
Land of the Blind (2015) 46 exemplars
Sure and Certain Death (2009) 45 exemplars
A Private Business (2012) 45 exemplars
Dead of Night (2012) 42 exemplars
Ashes to Ashes (2008) 40 exemplars
Body Count (2014) 38 exemplars
The House of Four (2017) 35 exemplars
Deadline (2013) 35 exemplars
An Act of Kindness (2013) 28 exemplars
On the Bone (1639) 27 exemplars
Incorruptible (2018) 25 exemplars
A Knife to the Heart (2019) 25 exemplars
Blood Business (2020) 18 exemplars
Enough Rope (2015) 18 exemplars
Bright Shiny Things (2017) 18 exemplars
Poisoned Ground (2014) 17 exemplars
Forfeit (2021) 15 exemplars
Displaced (2018) 13 exemplars
The Bride Price (2022) 11 exemplars
Double Illusion (2023) 10 exemplars
A Time to Die (2020) 9 exemplars
Web of Lies (2022) 6 exemplars
Memories of Worcester (2001) 4 exemplars

Obres associades

The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Moriarty (2015) — Col·laborador — 74 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9 (2012) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 10 (2013) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
Original Sins (2010) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
The Orwell Brigade (2012) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars


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This mystery set in the East End during WW2 has as it's lead character an undertaker who is half Indian and suffers from what we'd now call PTSD after having served in WW1. In this book, we find Frank Hancock burying a your gypsy woman, from a group of gypsies in Epping Forest. Her sister sees a vision of something and this is interpreted as the Virgin Mary by the people who are living in the forest to avoid the bombing. Mixed up in this is a Romany of German extraction and a relic. Someone wants to get their hands on Martin and the relic, but is there a more sinister motive? There is a lot going on in here, maybe a bit too much, and it gets a bit frantic at the end.… (més)
Helenliz | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Mar 30, 2024 |
Is this a reprint? Has it been revised or something? It feels so familiar.
vossen | Mar 9, 2024 |
Interesting book, set in Turkey and using the blend of cultures,religions,superstitions et veterans to enrich the mystery at its center. Characters are just complex enough to be interesting and psychology seems believable.
A warning that the depiction of the character with Down syndrome may be upsetting for some people, but does raise awareness of an issue faced by law enforcement that many may not have considered
cspiwak | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Mar 6, 2024 |
It's been much too long since I immersed myself in one of Barbara Nadel's Çetin Íkmen mysteries. The author always takes me right into the heart of the culture and history, not only of Istanbul but of Turkey itself.

Arabesk is the third book in this series, and the title is layered with meaning. It introduces readers to the world of Arabesk music, a magnificently vulgar, overblown world hugely popular with the masses, and it also refers to the complicated patterns of form or calligraphy known as Arabesque, a nod to the plot of the book.

If you're a reader who's allergic to even fictional cigarette smoke, you might want to give this one a miss because it seems as though everyone is constantly lighting one up. But if you're willing to brave the nicotine haze, you'll be greatly rewarded.

First, there's the strong plot that keeps you guessing. It's a mystery steeped in Turkish culture and history, and it's this look into another world that keeps me coming back for more. It's a world in which Kurds, Jews, Christians, and Muslims sometimes live together in harmony or sometimes brutally clash. If you're a police officer in Istanbul, you need to know the ins and outs of all these various factions.

Inspector Çetin Íkmen has an encyclopedic knowledge of the city of Istanbul, but he's been put on the sidelines due to stomach ulcers and other health concerns. He'd much rather be on the job than trying to bribe his sons to bring him forbidden alcohol... or trying to figure out why one of his sons is being so moody. Íkmen's easy-going personality as well as his knowledge serves him well. He's no bigot and can get along with people from all walks of life-- something very helpful for successful investigations.

On the other hand, the newly promoted Inspector Suleyman, who was trained by Íkmen, can antagonize others simply by sounding patrician. It makes his work harder, especially since he's trying not to bother Íkmen too much. He'd much rather solve this case on his own merit.

If you enjoy history, culture, strong mysteries, and nuanced characters, you really need to give this series a try. I suggest beginning at the beginning with Belshazzar's Daughter. Armchair traveling sleuths are in for a treat!
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cathyskye | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Jan 28, 2024 |



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