Winner of the 1962 Gold Dagger Award - British Crime Writers' Association Nuri bey is a Turkish philosopher and scholar who lives for his books. An innocent and dreamy man, he yearns to go to Oxford, but with his relatively poor background it's a dream that may never be realised without the help of his wealthy mentor, Madame Miasma. When she asks him to deliver a parcel to a friend of hers at the airport, Nuri bey obliges, and events bring him in touch with a side of life that is dark and dangerous. A security guard is shot, and Nuri bey flees the scene, because the last thing this philosopher wants is to be involved with a nefarious crime in a country where convicted murderers are hanged in public...
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Winner of the Gold Dagger Award, 1962 --British Crime Writers' AssociationFrom the Publisher:
Set in Istanbul, this thrilling tale conveys the mystery and magnetism of
the old Imperial City at the crossroads of Europe and Asia.
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Book Description Constable Crime, 1962. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Price Clipped. First Edition. edge wear, small edge tears, rubbing to jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 102557
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Ex library book with all the usual stamps and markings. Book in plastic cover. 1st fly page missing. Discolouring to page edges. Bookseller Inventory # T002711