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The Janissary Tree

Jason Goodwin

A novel of detection and conspiracy in nineteenth century Istanbul

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ISBN
9780571267491
Date Published
09.12.2010
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Summary

Yashim is no ordinary detective. It’s not that he’s particularly brave. Or that he cooks so well, or reads French novels. Not even that his best friend is the Ambassador from Poland, whose country has vanished from the map.
Yashim is a eunuch.
As the Sultan plans a series of radical reforms to his empire, a concubine is strangled in the palace harem. And a young cadet is found butchered in the streets of Istanbul.
Delving deep into the city’s crooked alleyways, and deeper still into its tumultuous past, Yashim discovers that some people will go to any lengths to preserve the traditions of the Ottoman Empire.
Brilliantly evoking Istanbul in the 1830s, The Ottoman Detective is a fast-paced literary thriller with a spectacular cast, from mystic orders and lissom archivists to soup-makers and a seductive ambassador’s wife. Darker than any of these is the mysterious figure who controls the
Sultan’s harem.

JasonGoodwin

Jason Goodwin is the Edgar Award–winning author of the Investigator Yashim series. The first five books—The Janissary Tree, The Snake Stone, The Bellini Card, An Evil Eye and The Baklava Club—have been published to international acclaim, alongside Yashim Cooks Istanbul, a cookbook of Ottoman Turkish recipes inspired by the series. Goodwin studied Byzantine history at Cambridge and is the author…

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