The Janissary Tree

Jason Goodwin
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ISBN 9780571240326 Format CD-Audio
Published 03/07/2008 Length N/A

About Book

A concubine is strangled in the Sultan's palace harem, and a young cadet is found butchered in the streets of Istanbul. It is up to the eunuch Yashim to delve deep into the city's crooked alleyways, and deeper still into its tumultuous past.

Brilliantly evoking Isanbul in the 1830s, The Janissary Tree is a bloody, witty and fast-paced literary thriller with a spectacular cast.

  • About Jason Goodwin

    Jason Goodwin is the author of two non-fiction books, The Gunpowder Gardens: Travels in China and India in Search of Tea and On Foot to the Golden Horn, which won the John Llewellyn Rhys/Mail on Sunday Prize in 1993. His first Yashim mystery, The Janissary Tree, won the 2007 Edgar Allan Poe Award and became an international bestseller; the fourth book in the series, An Evil Eye, was published in 2011 to great critical acclaim. Across the series, his books has been translated into over forty languages. He lives in Dorset with his wife Kate and their four children.

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