A Passion for Killing, Paperback
2.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


A serial killer is stalking the streets of Istanbul, seemingly targeting gay men.

A man is found dead in a hotel room, a single stab wound in his heart.

Could he be a victim of the 'Peeper'? Inspector Mehmet Suleyman is assigned to the case, and is shocked to discover that the victim's body has been delivered to forensics entirely 'clean'.

Has someone tampered with vital evidence? Meanwhile a young carpet dealer, on the brink of a huge sale, is discovered in the mangled remains of his Jeep, a bullet between his shoulder blades.

The deal would have made him - the carpet he wanted to sell used to belong to Lawrence of Arabia.

Did the young salesman know too much? Inspectors Cetin Ikmen and Suleyman uncover an incredible story and quickly realise that behind even the most respectable facade lurk passion, savagery and madness...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780755321346



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Not my favorite Nadel. Although rich in atmospheric detail and the lovable Çetin Ikmen, the expatriate characters lacked dimension and the representation of carpet dealers was formulaic. The side-by-side plots were a bit forced.

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