Belshazzar's Daughter by Barbara Nadel
A Novel of Istanbul (Inspector Cetin Ikmen, 1)

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Leonid Meyer is found murdered in his flat in Balat, Istanbul’s decrepit Jewish quarter, a swastika daubed on the wall in the old man’s blood. But Inspector Cetin Ikmen is quick to eschew the obvious conclusion that this is a racist attack. The evidence leads Ikmen and his young lieutenant, Suleyman, to two people: Robert Cornelius, a teacher observed outside Meyer’s flat shortly after the murder, and a retired businessman, Reinhold Smits, known to have had Nazi sympathies. But another link connects these two: a ninety-year-old Russian émigré, Maria Gulcu, a widow who thinks she possesses a secret worth killing for...

About Barbara Nadel

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Barbara A. Nadel, FAIA, principal of Barbara Nadel Architect, specializes in planning and design of justice, healthcare, and institutional facilities. As an accomplished practitioner and journalist, Ms. Nadel's work on design, security, technology, and business has appeared in over 100 publications, including "Architectural Record, Engineering News Record, " and "Time Saver Standards for Building Types." She has been interviewed and quoted in many publications and media outlets, including "The New York Times, " Fox News Channel, "The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, La Libre Belgique, " and others. Well known in the architecture, design, and construction industry, Ms. Nadel was national 2001 Vice President of the American Institute of Architects, served twice on the national AIA Board of Directors, chaired the AIA Advertising Committee (responsible for creating a multimillion dollar print and radio advertising campaign), and chaired the AIA Committee on Architecture for Justice. She has received honor awards for outstanding leadership, service, and impact on the architectural profession. Ms. Nadel is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Fine Arts) and the State University of New York at Binghamton (Bachelor of Arts, Pre-Architecture). She has taught design and is a frequent guest lecturer and design award juror.
Published December 9, 2010 by Headline. 304 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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