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When Cetin Ikmen is invited to a murder mystery evening at Istanbul’s famous Pera Palas Hotel he finds himself embroiled in a deadly game of life imitating art. Walking in the steps of the great Agatha Christie, Ikmen experiences fear and hatred which have echoes deep in his own past.


Ikmen is always good company, and Barbara Nadel's writing, as usual (this is her 15th novel in the series) captures the other-worldly though sometimes seedy atmosphere of Istanbul
Daily Telegraph