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GIVEAWAY! – 3 copies of BLOOD BUSINESS by Barbara Nadel: ISTANBUL

13th September 2020

We are delighted to be able to offer you prizes of 3 copies of Blood Business by Barbara Nadel, set in Istanbul. (no. 22 in the Ikmen series)

3 copies of BLOOD BUSINESS by Barbara Nadel

Brothers Ugur and Lokman Bulut are locked in a bitter inheritance battle and need a sample of their mother’s DNA to contest her Will. But when her body is exhumed, her corpse is found to be missing and a fresh body, with its heart removed, has been put in her grave. Assigned to the case, Inspector Mehmet Süleyman quickly realises that the heart has been illegally harvested, and his team has a murder inquiry on its hands.

Meanwhile, retired inspector Çetin Ikmen is tracking down a missing person: Sevval Kalkan, a once-famous actress, who has joined an underground movement called the Moral Maze, whose mission is to help the destitute living on Istanbul’s streets. The unidentified body in the grave cannot be Sevval’s, but her shocking reappearance leads Ikmen to fear that she, too, is a victim of organ harvesting…

Joining forces, Süleyman and Ikmen confront Istanbul’s darkest underbelly to expose the horrifying truth of a city in crisis.

(and do check out her #TalkingLocationWith… feature for us! Death in Scutari and the Karacaahmet Cemetery.. a cemetery always makes a good setting for a crime thriller!)


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We are chatting Turkey and Istanbul! In the Comments below, share with us and our readers any top tips about Istanbul; or what you would like to see on a visit; or the kind of Turkish food that really gets you salivating! Do so by midnight 26th September and the first three names out of the hat will be sent a copy direct from the publisher (thank you to Headline Publishing Group).

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  1. User: tripfiction

    Posted on: 30/09/2020 at 8:34 pm

    The winners are:



  2. User: molly57

    Posted on: 26/09/2020 at 10:04 am

    I’ve never been to Turkey. It is one of the countries on my “to do” list.


  3. User: aspella

    Posted on: 25/09/2020 at 6:46 pm

    I’ve never been to Turkey but I’d like to visit the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul.


  4. User: ashkrish

    Posted on: 25/09/2020 at 4:12 pm

    Travelled there once, but seen it many times in Elif Shafak’s novels. Her 10 minutes and 38 seconds shows an Istanbul that is rich in its past and yet struggling in the modern day. Would love to see how Barbara Nadel has portrayed it in her novel.

    Thanks for the opportunity.


  5. User: dandbbaxter

    Posted on: 24/09/2020 at 12:11 pm

    I’d just like to try some kebabs there and see if they are different from what we get served in the UK!


  6. User: yoeydavis

    Posted on: 21/09/2020 at 10:39 am

    I’ve only been to Turkey once, about 20 years ago. Side was just beginning to be a holiday destination; I loved the markets, the weather, seeing a thousands of years old amphitheatre’s ruins and the food was amazing.
    It was the first holiday I’d had where I actually felt a different culture compared to the Canary Islands where it’s like home but better weather.
    I’d love to go back.


  7. User: Sofiya Lulham

    Posted on: 20/09/2020 at 10:03 pm

    Love Turkey, Turkish people, Turkish food


  8. User: becksta75

    Posted on: 19/09/2020 at 5:32 pm

    I’d love to visit the Grand Bazaar in Instanbul


  9. User: Rachdayxx

    Posted on: 19/09/2020 at 12:52 pm

    The Hagia Sofia is the most stunning building I’ve ever seen and not to be missed going to Istanbul. You will feel like an ant in comparison to its size.


  10. User: Tess P

    Posted on: 18/09/2020 at 9:14 pm

    Got to be the hammams where they beat you up (AKA “relaxing massage”), chuck icy water over you (AKA “cleansing”) and leave you feeling like a new person!


  11. User: Jennifer Moville

    Posted on: 18/09/2020 at 5:52 pm

    have never eaten food from istanbul – would love to ry different dishes in the hope I can make them back home too


  12. User: Rich Tyler

    Posted on: 18/09/2020 at 11:19 am

    Grand Bazaar would be simply amazing to see!


  13. User: Kelly Jones

    Posted on: 18/09/2020 at 7:33 am

    I’m going to Turkey for the first time in November (fingers crossed!) I can’t wait to try all the food – we have a Turkish restaurant near us and the chicken beyti is amazing 🙂


  14. User: Rowena Wood

    Posted on: 18/09/2020 at 6:07 am

    I love Turkish food, and in Istanbul, they have a huge range of restaurants and also the street market is amazing!


  15. User: kacky

    Posted on: 17/09/2020 at 10:15 pm

    Has to be Baklava. I just love it. Sticky, sweet, nutty. What’s not to like


  16. User: Laura Johnson

    Posted on: 17/09/2020 at 8:33 pm

    I would love to see Pamukkale if I went on a trip to Turkey. It looks beautiful. I don’t think I’d be putting my camera down!


  17. User: Jac

    Posted on: 17/09/2020 at 7:38 pm

    Never been to Turkey or eaten a Turkish food.


  18. User: Sairalu

    Posted on: 17/09/2020 at 11:31 am

    I’d love to see the Hagia Sophia Museum at night!


  19. User: lapsapchung

    Posted on: 17/09/2020 at 7:57 am

    I’ve never been to Istanbul, only the beautiful Turkish coast, where I’ve enjoyed lots of lovely food. my favourite is the lamb “pizza” called lahmahchun


  20. User: Linda Rumsey

    Posted on: 16/09/2020 at 7:58 am

    I’d love to see and smell the colourful bazaars for myself.


  21. User: Lisa

    Posted on: 14/09/2020 at 8:57 am

    I’d love to visit the Grand Bazaar and some of the many palaces.


  22. User: Dinaera

    Posted on: 13/09/2020 at 10:42 pm

    BAKLAVA!!! If you go Turkey, try Baklava!! It’s a sweet dish, perhaps similar to that of a pastry. Also, Turkish pizza (lahmacun) is so yummy!! The spices and herbs make it extra tasty!


  23. User: philatel

    Posted on: 13/09/2020 at 10:24 pm

    I would love to go to Turkey – one of the many countries I have not yet had the opportunity to visit – maybe, one day I will be able to.


  24. User: Daniel Smith

    Posted on: 13/09/2020 at 6:09 pm

    I love to visit the bazaars and food stalls.


  25. User: Daniel Smith

    Posted on: 13/09/2020 at 6:08 pm

    I’d love to visit the bazaars and food stalls.


  26. User: Miriam Smith

    Posted on: 13/09/2020 at 6:06 pm

    Turkish kebabs! Authentic and tasty….yum yum!


  27. User: Rachel Hall

    Posted on: 13/09/2020 at 5:51 pm

    In pre coronavirus times I would have loved having a leisurely mooch round the Grand Bazaar with my mum. The covered market, warren of streets and the gold, leather and carpets stalls must be a real sight. I bet I could have even bought some top notch and rather exotic souvenirs for the family too!


  28. User: Janine

    Posted on: 13/09/2020 at 5:50 pm

    I used to have a Turkish friend and she taught belly dancing, I loved the music so I would head off for an evening of music and dance x


  29. User: Andrea Hedgcock

    Posted on: 13/09/2020 at 5:49 pm

    I know practically nothing about Turkey! Would love to win this to get some flavour of the country.


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