Paperback è Petrified PDF/EPUB Þ

Paperback è Petrified PDF/EPUB Þ


Petrified [Reading] ➶ Petrified Author Barbara Nadel – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk An elderly woman is found dead in a flat with the perfectly preserved body of a young man In an ancient part of the Jewish quarter, two children are missing Their father, an artist whose genius border An elderly woman is found dead in a flat with the perfectly preserved body of a young man In an ancient part of the Jewish quarter, two children are missing Their father, an artist whose genius borders on insanity, only seems driven in his work And a raid on a Russian gangster yields nothing except the dead body of a girl he claims is his daughter Could the connection to all cases lie in a macabre forgotten art But kmen s worries aren t just work related His prot g , Suleyman, is going dangerously off the rails kmen needs to act But there s not much to go on and with little than his sixth sense telling him something is most definitely wrong, he faces an investigation which threatens to rock the very fabric of Turkish society.

    Paperback è Petrified PDF/EPUB Þ cases lie in a macabre forgotten art But kmen s worries aren t just work related His prot g , Suleyman, is going dangerously off the rails kmen needs to act But there s not much to go on and with little than his sixth sense telling him something is most definitely wrong, he faces an investigation which threatens to rock the very fabric of Turkish society."/>
  • Paperback
  • 248 pages
  • Petrified
  • Barbara Nadel
  • English
  • 14 June 2018
  • 0755309162

About the Author: Barbara Nadel

Barbara Nadel is an English crime writer Many of her books are set in Turkey Born in the East End of London, Barbara Nadel trained as an actress before becoming a writer Now writing full time, she has previously worked as a public relations officer for the National Schizophrenia Fellowship s Good Companion Service and as a mental health advocate for the mentally disordered in a psychiatric hospital She has also worked with sexually abused teenagers and taught psychology in schools and colleges, and is currently the patron of a charity that cares for those in emotional and mental distress She has been a regular visitor to Turkey forthan twenty five years.



10 thoughts on “Petrified

  1. Mariella Deliyannis Mariella Deliyannis says:

    Very well written book that brings the modern Constantinople into focus, with the people living together for centuries, generation after generation Cetin Ikmen is a very human policeman with very mundane and everyday concerns and that makes him endearing The subject is unusual mummification of corpses in a way that they seem alive but it is very well written and doesn t gross out the reader Also, a very great protagonist of the book is the neighborhood Balat, a special place imbuing the inh Very well written book that brings the modern Constantinople into focus, with the people living together for centuries, generation after generation Cetin Ikmen is a very human policeman with very mundane and everyday concerns and that makes him endearing The subject is unusual mummification of corpses in a way that they seem alive but it is very well written and doesn t gross out the reader Also, a very great protagonist of the book is the neighborhood Balat, a special place imbuing the inhabitants with its own hue Another big plus of the book is the characters of the police men and women that are a mosaic of modern Turkey

  2. Sheila Sheila says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Three investigations that come together at the end An artist who claims his children have been abducted an embalmed body discovered at the time of natural death of an older woman from Argentina and Suleyman delves into the Russian mafia Not the greatest story but entertaining.

  3. Shonna Froebel Shonna Froebel says:

    This is the 6th book in the series featuring Inspector etin kmen of Istanbul, but the first I ve read kmen is in his mid fifties and his mother, an Albanian, was known as the witch of Uskudar kmen is said to have inherited her abilities Here, kmen is investigating what appears to be a kidnapping The two young children of controversial artist Melih Akdeniz have gone missing The artist creates works on controversial themes, like a series of carpets woven with human hair and depicting sex This is the 6th book in the series featuring Inspector etin kmen of Istanbul, but the first I ve read kmen is in his mid fifties and his mother, an Albanian, was known as the witch of Uskudar kmen is said to have inherited her abilities Here, kmen is investigating what appears to be a kidnapping The two young children of controversial artist Melih Akdeniz have gone missing The artist creates works on controversial themes, like a series of carpets woven with human hair and depicting sexual organs He has spurned most other artists in the area as uninspired and lacking talent and thus has made himself many professional enemies kmen feels something is not right about Akdeniz and his wife s story despite their obvious love for their children kmen s deputy, Ay e Farsako lu, has been in her position only six months, but had worked as a uniformed officer on some of his cases before that She is a single woman in her early thirties with a modern outlook, and is a good foil for kmen.One of kmen s fellow Inspector s sergeants, sak ktin, is investigating another case An elderly woman, Rosita Keyder, has been found dead in her home, seemingly of natural causes However, another body is found in the home as well, a young man dressed in clothes from Argentina, and it soon becomes apparent that he has died some time previously and his body has been preserved But who is her, why is he there, and when did he die ktin works for Inspector Mehmet Suleyman, who is busy trying to find information on Rostov, a Russian gangster who seems to be growing his territory and influence in the city Suleyman has been approached by a prostitute, Masha, who seems eager to provide information, and to know Suleyman s weaknesses.The three cases come together in interesting ways and I enjoyed the inventiveness of the plotline I also found the home lives of the various characters interesting and enjoyed the way that each had its own effect on the plotThis novel s also brings in the complexities of religion Rosita Keyder is Catholic The pathologist Arto Sarkissian is Orthodox Christian ktin is Yezidi, the native Kurdish religion kmen s daughter Hulya , a Muslim is in love with a young Jewish man, Berekiah Cohen, son of a former colleague of kmen As the novel is set post 9 11 but before the Iraq war on Saddam Hussein has begun, this aspect of religious war also comes into the plot.All in all a very enjoyable mystery, and a series I d like to readof

  4. Amy Amy says:

    After I finished reading Petrified I told my sister that I was thoroughly disgusted with it, and that is mostly true I think The story telling wasn t particularly bad, and there were parts of this story that really were thought provoking The juxtaposition of East and West, Islam and Christianity, past and future, holding on and letting go were very present and potent in this Cetin Ikmen novel, and there was a lot in those themes that grabbed me and held me through the whole book And Nadel ca After I finished reading Petrified I told my sister that I was thoroughly disgusted with it, and that is mostly true I think The story telling wasn t particularly bad, and there were parts of this story that really were thought provoking The juxtaposition of East and West, Islam and Christianity, past and future, holding on and letting go were very present and potent in this Cetin Ikmen novel, and there was a lot in those themes that grabbed me and held me through the whole book And Nadel can tell a story in a way that makes a book next to impossible to put down, and next to impossible to get out of your head once you do finally divorce the book from your hand That said, in this novel Barbara Nadel took one of the best characters she has created in these stories and I mean best both in terms of her craftsmanship of the character and in terms of his morals and ethics , and all but ruined him for me I found this character s actions and behavior in this book to be completely inconsistent with the character Nadel established for him in past books The author s decision to take this character down a path that seemed completely at odds with all of the past character development she s done with him seriously colored my impression and enjoyment of Petrified I feel like there is so much darkness in these books, that it just doesn t do to have a major character from the light side slip into the dark side Of course, I guess sometimes even very good people lose their bearings and fall, and sometimes they fall far, and with significant consequence Maybe that was Nadel s whole point.In addition to the problems I had with character, I felt that the primary mystery in this book was transparent, and I had it figured out fairly quickly I was also frustrated with the cliffhanger ending of this book, but that s just because I generally like instant gratification.So, there was a lot about the book I didn t like But Nadel made me think A lot About a lot of themes and about what she could have been really saying with this work Like the artist in this story, she took lots of ugliness and lots of things that made me very uncomfortable, and made statements with this work I have to give her credit for that

  5. Susan Susan says:

    It s fantastic to haveof Barbara Nadel s books available, even if it s hard to read them in sequence When I read my first book by Nadel, I was struck by the exotic locale, but now she s built a whole world in my mind It s summer in Istanbul, and two children are missing from their artist parents home Inspector Suleyman is trying to pin something on a Russian mobster And in the small apartment of an elderly, recently deceased widow, the police make a surprising discovery As the investi It s fantastic to haveof Barbara Nadel s books available, even if it s hard to read them in sequence When I read my first book by Nadel, I was struck by the exotic locale, but now she s built a whole world in my mind It s summer in Istanbul, and two children are missing from their artist parents home Inspector Suleyman is trying to pin something on a Russian mobster And in the small apartment of an elderly, recently deceased widow, the police make a surprising discovery As the investigations proceed, there aredeaths,encounters with some of Istanbul s peculiar citizens, andopportunity for Inspector Ikmen, who inherited some unusual abilities from his Albanian mother, to put together the pieces and solve a horrible crime

  6. Katie Katie says:

    I found this a bit too blokey hard boiled for my taste The protagonists smoke constantly and swear a lot It is my first reading in this series I might read another if only for the exotic location It is a window into Istanbul and its mixing pot of different cultures The plot revolves around an important cultural and religious difference the treatment of bodies after death Grisly Yes There were three major threads which eventually tied together I could see where it was going quite early I found this a bit too blokey hard boiled for my taste The protagonists smoke constantly and swear a lot It is my first reading in this series I might read another if only for the exotic location It is a window into Istanbul and its mixing pot of different cultures The plot revolves around an important cultural and religious difference the treatment of bodies after death Grisly Yes There were three major threads which eventually tied together I could see where it was going quite early but that didn t detract from the tension It was quite a page turner, but it really isn t my style of reading

  7. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    The twins of a well known Turkish artist disappear and Cetin Ikmen gets bad vibes from the very beginning Nothing feels or sounds right from the stories of the parents to the results of the door to door searches His instincts are usually correct This artist is bizarre in any case Ikman is one of those people who believes that you should like art and this artist is one who believes that art is a statement even if you don t know what the statement is or if it makes you sick To Ikman though fin The twins of a well known Turkish artist disappear and Cetin Ikmen gets bad vibes from the very beginning Nothing feels or sounds right from the stories of the parents to the results of the door to door searches His instincts are usually correct This artist is bizarre in any case Ikman is one of those people who believes that you should like art and this artist is one who believes that art is a statement even if you don t know what the statement is or if it makes you sick To Ikman though finding the children is paramount, to the artist maybe not so much

  8. Rosemary Rosemary says:

    Barbara Nadel has been going to Turkey many years She has written a number of murder mysteries featuring Ikmen, inspector in the police force of Istanbul I read this while on tour in Turkey after a short visit to Istanbul and loved hearing about some of the things we were visiting or had seen Not too sure about the foresight of Ikmen and his witch mother now dead But the characters live on in one s memory and they are an interesting bunch For anyone addicted to murder mysteries and alwa Barbara Nadel has been going to Turkey many years She has written a number of murder mysteries featuring Ikmen, inspector in the police force of Istanbul I read this while on tour in Turkey after a short visit to Istanbul and loved hearing about some of the things we were visiting or had seen Not too sure about the foresight of Ikmen and his witch mother now dead But the characters live on in one s memory and they are an interesting bunch For anyone addicted to murder mysteries and always looking for another good read, this award winning English author is recommended

  9. Spuddie Spuddie says:

    Ack, I had written a rather lengthy review and my internet died in the middle and I lost it LOLSuffice it to say that I very much enjoy this series set in modern day Istanbul, although this one seemed to have just a little too much coincidence that tied the three mysteries in the book together The city itself is one of the characters in this book, although the author makes it seem like a small town where everybody knows everybody else rather than a city of 14 million people It just wasn t qui Ack, I had written a rather lengthy review and my internet died in the middle and I lost it LOLSuffice it to say that I very much enjoy this series set in modern day Istanbul, although this one seemed to have just a little too much coincidence that tied the three mysteries in the book together The city itself is one of the characters in this book, although the author makes it seem like a small town where everybody knows everybody else rather than a city of 14 million people It just wasn t quite believable in that regard, although it was enjoyable as always

  10. Chris Chris says:

    You have to read this series in order as I have been doing This is all Ikmen and his Albanian witch mother s genetic inheritance coming of age in him with a vengeance A really macabre plot around the keeping of immaculately preserved corpses that touches on Russian gangsters and eccentric artists Professional and personal tragedies as well as succumbing to weakness are central in this episode Looking forward to a wedding in the next episode after so much sadness in this one.

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10 thoughts on “Petrified

  1. Mariella Deliyannis Mariella Deliyannis says:

    Very well written book that brings the modern Constantinople into focus, with the people living together for centuries, generation after generation Cetin Ikmen is a very human policeman with very mundane and everyday concerns and that makes him endearing The subject is unusual mummification of corpses in a way that they seem alive but it is very well written and doesn t gross out the reader Also, a very great protagonist of the book is the neighborhood Balat, a special place imbuing the inh Very well written book that brings the modern Constantinople into focus, with the people living together for centuries, generation after generation Cetin Ikmen is a very human policeman with very mundane and everyday concerns and that makes him endearing The subject is unusual mummification of corpses in a way that they seem alive but it is very well written and doesn t gross out the reader Also, a very great protagonist of the book is the neighborhood Balat, a special place imbuing the inhabitants with its own hue Another big plus of the book is the characters of the police men and women that are a mosaic of modern Turkey

  2. Sheila Sheila says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Three investigations that come together at the end An artist who claims his children have been abducted an embalmed body discovered at the time of natural death of an older woman from Argentina and Suleyman delves into the Russian mafia Not the greatest story but entertaining.

  3. Shonna Froebel Shonna Froebel says:

    This is the 6th book in the series featuring Inspector etin kmen of Istanbul, but the first I ve read kmen is in his mid fifties and his mother, an Albanian, was known as the witch of Uskudar kmen is said to have inherited her abilities Here, kmen is investigating what appears to be a kidnapping The two young children of controversial artist Melih Akdeniz have gone missing The artist creates works on controversial themes, like a series of carpets woven with human hair and depicting sex This is the 6th book in the series featuring Inspector etin kmen of Istanbul, but the first I ve read kmen is in his mid fifties and his mother, an Albanian, was known as the witch of Uskudar kmen is said to have inherited her abilities Here, kmen is investigating what appears to be a kidnapping The two young children of controversial artist Melih Akdeniz have gone missing The artist creates works on controversial themes, like a series of carpets woven with human hair and depicting sexual organs He has spurned most other artists in the area as uninspired and lacking talent and thus has made himself many professional enemies kmen feels something is not right about Akdeniz and his wife s story despite their obvious love for their children kmen s deputy, Ay e Farsako lu, has been in her position only six months, but had worked as a uniformed officer on some of his cases before that She is a single woman in her early thirties with a modern outlook, and is a good foil for kmen.One of kmen s fellow Inspector s sergeants, sak ktin, is investigating another case An elderly woman, Rosita Keyder, has been found dead in her home, seemingly of natural causes However, another body is found in the home as well, a young man dressed in clothes from Argentina, and it soon becomes apparent that he has died some time previously and his body has been preserved But who is her, why is he there, and when did he die ktin works for Inspector Mehmet Suleyman, who is busy trying to find information on Rostov, a Russian gangster who seems to be growing his territory and influence in the city Suleyman has been approached by a prostitute, Masha, who seems eager to provide information, and to know Suleyman s weaknesses.The three cases come together in interesting ways and I enjoyed the inventiveness of the plotline I also found the home lives of the various characters interesting and enjoyed the way that each had its own effect on the plotThis novel s also brings in the complexities of religion Rosita Keyder is Catholic The pathologist Arto Sarkissian is Orthodox Christian ktin is Yezidi, the native Kurdish religion kmen s daughter Hulya , a Muslim is in love with a young Jewish man, Berekiah Cohen, son of a former colleague of kmen As the novel is set post 9 11 but before the Iraq war on Saddam Hussein has begun, this aspect of religious war also comes into the plot.All in all a very enjoyable mystery, and a series I d like to readof

  4. Amy Amy says:

    After I finished reading Petrified I told my sister that I was thoroughly disgusted with it, and that is mostly true I think The story telling wasn t particularly bad, and there were parts of this story that really were thought provoking The juxtaposition of East and West, Islam and Christianity, past and future, holding on and letting go were very present and potent in this Cetin Ikmen novel, and there was a lot in those themes that grabbed me and held me through the whole book And Nadel ca After I finished reading Petrified I told my sister that I was thoroughly disgusted with it, and that is mostly true I think The story telling wasn t particularly bad, and there were parts of this story that really were thought provoking The juxtaposition of East and West, Islam and Christianity, past and future, holding on and letting go were very present and potent in this Cetin Ikmen novel, and there was a lot in those themes that grabbed me and held me through the whole book And Nadel can tell a story in a way that makes a book next to impossible to put down, and next to impossible to get out of your head once you do finally divorce the book from your hand That said, in this novel Barbara Nadel took one of the best characters she has created in these stories and I mean best both in terms of her craftsmanship of the character and in terms of his morals and ethics , and all but ruined him for me I found this character s actions and behavior in this book to be completely inconsistent with the character Nadel established for him in past books The author s decision to take this character down a path that seemed completely at odds with all of the past character development she s done with him seriously colored my impression and enjoyment of Petrified I feel like there is so much darkness in these books, that it just doesn t do to have a major character from the light side slip into the dark side Of course, I guess sometimes even very good people lose their bearings and fall, and sometimes they fall far, and with significant consequence Maybe that was Nadel s whole point.In addition to the problems I had with character, I felt that the primary mystery in this book was transparent, and I had it figured out fairly quickly I was also frustrated with the cliffhanger ending of this book, but that s just because I generally like instant gratification.So, there was a lot about the book I didn t like But Nadel made me think A lot About a lot of themes and about what she could have been really saying with this work Like the artist in this story, she took lots of ugliness and lots of things that made me very uncomfortable, and made statements with this work I have to give her credit for that

  5. Susan Susan says:

    It s fantastic to haveof Barbara Nadel s books available, even if it s hard to read them in sequence When I read my first book by Nadel, I was struck by the exotic locale, but now she s built a whole world in my mind It s summer in Istanbul, and two children are missing from their artist parents home Inspector Suleyman is trying to pin something on a Russian mobster And in the small apartment of an elderly, recently deceased widow, the police make a surprising discovery As the investi It s fantastic to haveof Barbara Nadel s books available, even if it s hard to read them in sequence When I read my first book by Nadel, I was struck by the exotic locale, but now she s built a whole world in my mind It s summer in Istanbul, and two children are missing from their artist parents home Inspector Suleyman is trying to pin something on a Russian mobster And in the small apartment of an elderly, recently deceased widow, the police make a surprising discovery As the investigations proceed, there aredeaths,encounters with some of Istanbul s peculiar citizens, andopportunity for Inspector Ikmen, who inherited some unusual abilities from his Albanian mother, to put together the pieces and solve a horrible crime

  6. Katie Katie says:

    I found this a bit too blokey hard boiled for my taste The protagonists smoke constantly and swear a lot It is my first reading in this series I might read another if only for the exotic location It is a window into Istanbul and its mixing pot of different cultures The plot revolves around an important cultural and religious difference the treatment of bodies after death Grisly Yes There were three major threads which eventually tied together I could see where it was going quite early I found this a bit too blokey hard boiled for my taste The protagonists smoke constantly and swear a lot It is my first reading in this series I might read another if only for the exotic location It is a window into Istanbul and its mixing pot of different cultures The plot revolves around an important cultural and religious difference the treatment of bodies after death Grisly Yes There were three major threads which eventually tied together I could see where it was going quite early but that didn t detract from the tension It was quite a page turner, but it really isn t my style of reading

  7. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    The twins of a well known Turkish artist disappear and Cetin Ikmen gets bad vibes from the very beginning Nothing feels or sounds right from the stories of the parents to the results of the door to door searches His instincts are usually correct This artist is bizarre in any case Ikman is one of those people who believes that you should like art and this artist is one who believes that art is a statement even if you don t know what the statement is or if it makes you sick To Ikman though fin The twins of a well known Turkish artist disappear and Cetin Ikmen gets bad vibes from the very beginning Nothing feels or sounds right from the stories of the parents to the results of the door to door searches His instincts are usually correct This artist is bizarre in any case Ikman is one of those people who believes that you should like art and this artist is one who believes that art is a statement even if you don t know what the statement is or if it makes you sick To Ikman though finding the children is paramount, to the artist maybe not so much

  8. Rosemary Rosemary says:

    Barbara Nadel has been going to Turkey many years She has written a number of murder mysteries featuring Ikmen, inspector in the police force of Istanbul I read this while on tour in Turkey after a short visit to Istanbul and loved hearing about some of the things we were visiting or had seen Not too sure about the foresight of Ikmen and his witch mother now dead But the characters live on in one s memory and they are an interesting bunch For anyone addicted to murder mysteries and alwa Barbara Nadel has been going to Turkey many years She has written a number of murder mysteries featuring Ikmen, inspector in the police force of Istanbul I read this while on tour in Turkey after a short visit to Istanbul and loved hearing about some of the things we were visiting or had seen Not too sure about the foresight of Ikmen and his witch mother now dead But the characters live on in one s memory and they are an interesting bunch For anyone addicted to murder mysteries and always looking for another good read, this award winning English author is recommended

  9. Spuddie Spuddie says:

    Ack, I had written a rather lengthy review and my internet died in the middle and I lost it LOLSuffice it to say that I very much enjoy this series set in modern day Istanbul, although this one seemed to have just a little too much coincidence that tied the three mysteries in the book together The city itself is one of the characters in this book, although the author makes it seem like a small town where everybody knows everybody else rather than a city of 14 million people It just wasn t qui Ack, I had written a rather lengthy review and my internet died in the middle and I lost it LOLSuffice it to say that I very much enjoy this series set in modern day Istanbul, although this one seemed to have just a little too much coincidence that tied the three mysteries in the book together The city itself is one of the characters in this book, although the author makes it seem like a small town where everybody knows everybody else rather than a city of 14 million people It just wasn t quite believable in that regard, although it was enjoyable as always

  10. Chris Chris says:

    You have to read this series in order as I have been doing This is all Ikmen and his Albanian witch mother s genetic inheritance coming of age in him with a vengeance A really macabre plot around the keeping of immaculately preserved corpses that touches on Russian gangsters and eccentric artists Professional and personal tragedies as well as succumbing to weakness are central in this episode Looking forward to a wedding in the next episode after so much sadness in this one.

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