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ISBN13: 9780312426132
ISBN10: 0312426135
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mollnoll, August 5, 2012 (view all comments by mollnoll)
Wonderfully written first book in a series from 1800's Istanbul, featuring Investigator Yashim, detective, foodie, fan of French literature, and a eunuch. A real pleasure, with deliberate narrative and illustrative description of a culture in transition.
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huazuokuikui, November 22, 2007 (view all comments by huazuokuikui)
I am a girl from China,and I'm very interested in culture and history.I like inference and logic very much.The whole books gives me a splendid view of the history in 19th century and the culture of Turkey.That's very exciting.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312426132
Author:
Goodwin, Jason
Publisher:
Picador USA
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Police
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery
Subject:
Detective / General
Subject:
Mystery Historical
Subject:
Thrillers/Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.27 x 5.51 x 0.89 in

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Product details 336 pages Picador - English 9780312426132 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] promising new mystery series....[T]he reader is treated to an appropriately exotic tour of a time and a place where intrigue, deceit, and corruption fueled perilous personal and political passions."
"Review" by , "Goodwin has the most tantalizing material to work with...but somehow, what should have been conveyed vividly about this melange of exotica is instead a bit humdrum."
"Review" by , "The Janissary Tree...is the perfect escapist mystery..."
"Review" by , "Everything you could want from a novel — a cracking story, beautifully written, with a wonderful seductive and original detective in the figure of Yashim the Eunuch." Kate Mosse, author of Labyrinth
"Review" by , "Intelligent, elliptical and beguilingly written, The Janissary Tree is a rare pleasure."
"Review" by , "An unusual, exotic historical mystery that reads like literature and moves like a thriller." George Pelecanos, author of Drama City
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Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel
 
It is 1836. Europe is modernizing and the Ottoman Empire must follow suit. But just before the sultan announces sweeping changes, a wave of murders threatens the fragile balance of power in his court. Who is behind them? Only one intelligence agent can be trusted to find out: Yashim, a man both brilliant and near-invisible in this world, an investigator who can walk with ease in the great halls of the empire, in its streets, and even within its harems--because, of course, Yashim is a eunuch. His investigation points to the Janissaries, who, for four hundred years were the empire's elite soldiers. Crushed by the sultan, could they now be staging a brutal comeback? And can they be stopped without throwing Istanbul into political chaos?

 

This first book in the Investigator Yashim series is a richly entertaining tale, full of exotic history and intrigue.

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