Deep Waters, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


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...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780747267195

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Inspector Ikmen becomes involved in an Albanian blood feud, when it turns out that a murdered body pulled from the Bosphorus is an Albanian long resident in Istanbul. Ikmen's own mother was Albanian, and what he learned from her helps him to unravel the crime. As usual, the city of Istanbul is vividly recreated, and Ikmen is a most engaging hero, but I didn't find the plot as involving as that in some other Nadel books.

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Barbara Nadel's Istanbul series featuring Inspector Ikmen is one of the best around and this mystery is deep and multifaceted. I recommend this one highly.

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