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The Good Sister

Written by Morgan Jones — “Out of pain will come good. That is how history is made.” These are the uncompromising words uttered by the 17-year-old protagonist of this novel. What would make an apparently well-adjusted, serious young girl flee to actively embrace extremist propaganda?…
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An Aegean April

Written by Jeffery Siger — It is Easter time on the Greek Island of Lesvos and the shipping tycoon Mihalis Volandes is about to become the saviour of so many refugees who cross the straits from Turkey seeking freedom in Europe. He has a plan,…
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The Baklava Club

Written by Jason Goodwin — The year is 1842 and the location Istanbul, the city that until recently was the heart of the Ottoman Empire. But the Sultan has moved his retinue to the Bosphorus, leaving his mother, the valide, behind in Topkapi Palace. Yashim…
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Sutler - The Kills Book 1

Written by Richard House — Described as an epic novel of crime and conspiracy, The Kills is as baffling as it is brilliant. This ambitious project is actually four books – Sutler, The Massive, The Kill and The Hit. Each one can be read like…
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Interview: Barbara Nadel

Barbara Nadel trained as an actress and worked in mental health before taking up her pen and becoming one of the UK’s leading crime writers. She received the CWA’s prestigious Silver Dagger award for Deadly Web, one of her excellent İkmen and Süleyman novels set…
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Sanctus

Written by Simon Toyne — The fictional city of Ruin in modern day Turkey. Over it towers the Citadel, where the very first Bible is believed to have been written. Built into the Taurus mountains where the Carmina, a society of monks, has been living…
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NTN: Hotel Bosphorus

Written by Esmahan Aykol — Aykol’s debut novel was originally published in her native Turkey back in 2001, but has only recently been translated into English by Ruth Whitehouse. Although not the first Turkish writer to take up her pen and write in the crime…
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