Barbara Nadel’s most recent book in Cetin Ikmen series set in Istanbul is Death by Design.
Barbara Nadel’s new Turkish crime novel sees Inspector Ikmen tackling a complex case of organised crime in London.
When the Istanbul police raid a counterfeit goods factory in the run-down district of Tarlabasi, a young man with explosives strapped to his chest blows himself up in front of them. In the process, Istanbul’s Inpsector Çetin Ikmen is injured. Documents found in the factory lead the authorities in both Istanbul and London to believe that a terrorist attack, in part orchestrated from the Tarlabasi factory, is about to be enacted in the British capital. Ikmen goes undercover amongst the Turkish community of North London, although what he uncovers there is certainly not what his British colleagues were expecting…
Christopher G. Moore
Christopher G. Moore’s latest Vincent Calvino novel, The Corruptionist, is now published.
Set during the recent turbulent times in Thailand, the 11th novel in the Calvino series centers around the street demonstrations and occupation of Government House in Bangkok.
Hired by an American businessman, Calvino finds himself caught in the middle of a family conflict over a Chinese corporate takeover. This is no ordinary deal. Calvino and his client are up against powerful forces set to seize much more than a family business. As the bodies accumulate while he navigates Thailand’s business-political landmines, Calvino becomes increasingly entangled in a secret deal made by men who will stop at nothing—and no one—standing in their way. But Calvino refuses to step aside.
“Moore’s understanding of the dynamics of Thai society has always impressed, but considering current events, the timing of his latest [The Corruptionist] is absolutely amazing.” —Mark Schreiber, The Japan Times
“Politics . . . has a role in the series, more so now than earlier. What with corruption during elections and coups afterwards, the denizens watch with bemusement the unlikelihood of those in office serving their terms. Moore captures this in his books. Thought-provoking columnists don’t do it better. . . . Moore is putting Thailand on the map.”—Bernard Trink, Bangkok Post
Colin Cotterill’s latest Dr. Siri novel is Love Songs from a Shallow Grave.
Three young Laotian women have died of fencing sword wounds. Each of them had studied abroad in an Eastern bloc country. Before he can complete his investigation, Dr. Siri is lured to Cambodia by an all-expenses-paid trip. Accused of spying for the Vietnamese, he is imprisoned, beaten, and threatened with death. The Khmer Rouge is relentless, and it is touch and go for the dauntless, seventy-four-year-old national—and only—coroner of Laos.
“The consistently fine characterizations of the entire cast are matched by a tightly constructed plot.”—Booklist
“Glimpses of everyday life in Laos will appeal to those readers curious about a culture unfamiliar to most Americans.”—Publishers Weekly
Matt Beynon Rees
Matt Beynon Rees’s most recent Omar Yussef mystery is The Fourth Assassin.
Engrossing…New Yorkers will be startled by the view of their city advanced by Matt Beynon Rees — The New York Times
This is classic work that will stand up 20 or 30 years from now. Brilliantly conceived and beautifully written — Bookreporter.com
When Omar Yussef travels to New York for a UN Conference, he’s eager to visit his youngest son Ala, who lives in Bay Ridge, a Brooklyn neighborhood with a large Palestinian community. He arrives at Ala’s apartment to find the door ajar and a headless body in one of the beds. He’s initially terrified that the dead man is his son, but soon Ala arrives and identifies the body as that of one of his roomates. He’s convinced that his other roommate is the killer. But when the cops show up Ala refuses to give an alibi and is arrested. Despersate to prove his son’s innocence, Omar Yussef investigates. The murderer has left clues that refer to the Assassins, a medieval Shiite sect. When they were teenagers, Ala and his roomates had a club by that name. What’s the connection? As Omar Yussef delves deeper, he uncovers a deadly international conspiracy.