The Snake Stone

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ISBN 9780571240340 Format CD-Audio
9780571240340
Paperback
Published 04/06/2009 Length N/A

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Istanbul, 1838. Maximilien Lefèvre, a French archaeologist, arrives in the city determined to uncover a lost Byzantine treasure, and immediately rumours start circulating about what his true motives might be. Yashim the Eunuch is hired to investigate him, but then Lefèvre's mutilated body is discovered, and it turns out that there is only one suspect: Yashim himself. Jason Goodwin's second Yashim mystery puts him at the forefront of historical crime fiction.
Istanbul, 1838. Maximilien Lefèvre, a French archaeologist, arrives in the city determined to uncover a lost Byzantine treasure, and immediately rumours start circulating about what his true motives might be. Yashim the Eunuch is hired to investigate him, but then Lefèvre's mutilated body is discovered, and it turns out that there is only one suspect: Yashim himself. Jason Goodwin's second Yashim mystery puts him at the forefront of historical crime fiction.
  • 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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