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Deep Waters [PDF / Epub] ★ Deep Waters By Barbara Nadel – Thomashillier.co.uk A 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 Alb A 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.

  • Paperback
  • 448 pages
  • Deep Waters
  • Barbara Nadel
  • English
  • 23 March 2018
  • 0747267197

About the Author: Barbara Nadel

Barbara Nadel is an English crime writer Many of her books are set in Turkey Born in the East End of London, Barbara Nadel trained as an actress before becoming a writer Now writing full time, she has previously worked as a public relations officer for the National Schizophrenia Fellowship s Good Companion Service and as a mental health advocate for the mentally disordered in a psychiatric hospital She has also worked with sexually abused teenagers and taught psychology in schools and colleges, and is currently the patron of a charity that cares for those in emotional and mental distress She has been a regular visitor to Turkey forthan twenty five years.



10 thoughts on “Deep Waters

  1. Amy Amy says:

    I did enjoy this book, and I whipped through it very quickly as I have done with all of the Cetin Ikmen books , but I didn t like this one as much as some of the others The plot seemed kind of all over the place with this one, and there was just so much weirdness and family dysfunction going on Also, I m beginning to get a little bit weary of all the dysfunctional sex that seems to go on in these books If Nadel wrote Ikmen to belive that murder is either motivated by sex, fear, or envy, th I did enjoy this book, and I whipped through it very quickly as I have done with all of the Cetin Ikmen books , but I didn t like this one as much as some of the others The plot seemed kind of all over the place with this one, and there was just so much weirdness and family dysfunction going on Also, I m beginning to get a little bit weary of all the dysfunctional sex that seems to go on in these books If Nadel wrote Ikmen to belive that murder is either motivated by sex, fear, or envy, then it would be a nice change of pace to have a murder motivated by either one of the latter two emotions for once Given all that was going on in this book, I found that I really relished the parts of the story that involved Fatma Even when she s off kilter she s the most grounded, functional person in the book This is the first Ikmen book in which I have really come to appreciate the anchor that Fatma provides to Cetin s life, and the safe harbor that she allows him and the reader to come home to

  2. Rob Kitchin Rob Kitchin says:

    Deep Waters is the fourth book in the Inspector Cetin Ikmen series set in Istanbul, Turkey This outing has a strong Albanian focus with Ikmen and his team investigating the blood feud between two Albanian families and its latest victim, while also exploring his own Albanian roots and the death of his mother In addition, one strand of the story focuses on a rich, troubled family that have links to the young victim, and on the relationship between one of Ikmen s aristocratic colleagues and an Ir Deep Waters is the fourth book in the Inspector Cetin Ikmen series set in Istanbul, Turkey This outing has a strong Albanian focus with Ikmen and his team investigating the blood feud between two Albanian families and its latest victim, while also exploring his own Albanian roots and the death of his mother In addition, one strand of the story focuses on a rich, troubled family that have links to the young victim, and on the relationship between one of Ikmen s aristocratic colleagues and an Irish Turkish psychoanalyst Indeed, as well as charting the murder investigation, the story focuses equally on the domestic lives of Ikmen and his team and the social and cultural aspects of Turkish life The result is interesting and engaging tale, with a strong sense of cultural context and place In my view, the storyline relies on too many of convenient relationships between police and non police characters and there s no great surprise in the resolution, but nonetheless it s a captivating read I m looking forward to reading some of the other books to follow the characters evolving lives and learnabout the city and its people

  3. Charles Kerns Charles Kerns says:

    Complications upon complications All in Istanbul A psychiatrist calls long distance to confer with her Irish priest relative about marriage proposal from a younger, somewhat aristocratic Turkish detective teamed with a half Albanian, honest, hardworking to the point of not seeing his wife and 9 kids often, but meeting work related his cousin, a trans sexual middle aged fortune teller who is planning to marry the younger, well muscled man downstairs, to find out about old country blood feuds Complications upon complications All in Istanbul A psychiatrist calls long distance to confer with her Irish priest relative about marriage proposal from a younger, somewhat aristocratic Turkish detective teamed with a half Albanian, honest, hardworking to the point of not seeing his wife and 9 kids often, but meeting work related his cousin, a trans sexual middle aged fortune teller who is planning to marry the younger, well muscled man downstairs, to find out about old country blood feuds A rich half English woman with a rogue kidney and a gold Rolls Royce, and a cast of thousands it seems all appear in the first hundred pages.Not a page turner, but it holds you, not too tightly ,as it wanders thru the results of two thousand years of metro living and genetically mingling.I did not mention the one paltry but nasty murder that I have found so far I am plunging on past page 100, but this is it for the review

  4. Susan Susan says:

    When a young Albanian man is found dead in Istanbul, his family assumes that his death is onetragic, but inevitable, step in a blood feud they are having with another group of Albanians But the police needThey need proof As Inspector Ikmen investigates, he realizes that his own Albanian blood may be a handicap The memory of his Albanian mother, who died of a heart attack when he was a young boy, still resonates Now someone tells him that she was murdered in a blood feud His cou When a young Albanian man is found dead in Istanbul, his family assumes that his death is onetragic, but inevitable, step in a blood feud they are having with another group of Albanians But the police needThey need proof As Inspector Ikmen investigates, he realizes that his own Albanian blood may be a handicap The memory of his Albanian mother, who died of a heart attack when he was a young boy, still resonates Now someone tells him that she was murdered in a blood feud His cousin, who gave him valuable information on the ins and outs of the Albanian community, is attacked Meanwhile, his colleague Mehmet, the scion of impoverished aristocrats, is ready to propose to half Irish psychiatrist Zelfa, one of whose patients has a strange connection to the dead man If you haven t found this series yet, look for it

  5. Sandi Sandi says:

    Istanbul police inspector Ikmen investigates the murder of a young ethnic Albanian in the fourth book of this series Though a bit too long with a plot that was overly stuffed with various side stories, I always find the Turkish setting fascinating and found this to be an enjoyable read.

  6. Sally Edsall Sally Edsall says:

    If you love Istanbul, then you will enjoy Nadel s crime series, featuring experienced, perhaps somewhat jaded, police officer Cetin Ikmen This story is well paced and plotted, and muses on some interesting aspects of Turkish culture and history and contemporary s.You don t have to be a Turkophile to love the setting, but those who are will be especially delighted.Sometimes Nadel is compared to Donna Leon The settings for their crime stories are as much stars as the people In that sense, b If you love Istanbul, then you will enjoy Nadel s crime series, featuring experienced, perhaps somewhat jaded, police officer Cetin Ikmen This story is well paced and plotted, and muses on some interesting aspects of Turkish culture and history and contemporary s.You don t have to be a Turkophile to love the setting, but those who are will be especially delighted.Sometimes Nadel is compared to Donna Leon The settings for their crime stories are as much stars as the people In that sense, both are equally successful Both detectives also have family relationships with their wives and children which are brought to life and have a bearing on the stories Both detectives also have internal conversations which are thoughtful and humane.I believe if you enjoy Leon, you will also enjoy Nadel, though both are distinctive writers able to bring their characters and places to life

  7. Baba Baba says:

    etin kmen 4 The fourth book in the Istanbul set etin kmen franchise series opens with what appears to be a family honor killing amongst the immigrant Albanian community This leads kmen, Suleyman etc into investigating the murder that opens up issues in both of their personal lives Another solid entry in this enjoyable series by Nadel 6 out of 12 etin kmen 4 The fourth book in the Istanbul set etin kmen franchise series opens with what appears to be a family honor killing amongst the immigrant Albanian community This leads kmen, Suleyman etc into investigating the murder that opens up issues in both of their personal lives Another solid entry in this enjoyable series by Nadel 6 out of 12

  8. Tracey S Choat Tracey S Choat says:

    Inspector Ikmen Book 4I recently discovered this series and I am enjoying them so much These crime mystery novels are clever and unusual Set in Istanbul, the author gives the atmospheric account of a flawed but intelligent police homicide inspector Ikmen as he and his team solve crimes involving many different religions and cultures that thrive in Turkey Fascinating I suggest reading them in order.

  9. Viola80 Viola80 says:

    Niente non mi ha acchiappato il tema della storia e ho mollato quasi subito Non che sia illeggibile ma avendo un sacco di libri da leggere non posso perdere tempo Avanti il prossimo.

  10. Jack Laschenski Jack Laschenski says:

    Barbara Nadel does it again.Instanbul today Peasant Turks, Descendant Turks from the Sultans, and Albanians all distrust and even hate each other.Inspector Ikmen has to deal with a decapitated body, a death obsessed adolescent with the world s ugliest physical sister, Albanian tribes in blood with one another, discovering that his mother was murdered by a rival tribe he is half Albanian , a wife in middle age crisis, his 9 children, a police psychiatrist in love with his sergeant, and a pe Barbara Nadel does it again.Instanbul today Peasant Turks, Descendant Turks from the Sultans, and Albanians all distrust and even hate each other.Inspector Ikmen has to deal with a decapitated body, a death obsessed adolescent with the world s ugliest physical sister, Albanian tribes in blood with one another, discovering that his mother was murdered by a rival tribe he is half Albanian , a wife in middle age crisis, his 9 children, a police psychiatrist in love with his sergeant, and a permanent obsession with cigarettes.And the city itself is a major character.Read with pleasure

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