The snake stone: a novel

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Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
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2007.
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1st ed.
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"The captivating return of Yashim, the eunuch investigator from the intelligent, elliptical and beguilingly written" "(The Times, London)" bestseller" The Janissary Tree When a French archaeologist arrives in 1830s Istanbul determined to track down a lost Byzantine treasure, the local Greek communities are uncertain how to react; the man seems dangerously well informed. Yashim Togalu, who so brilliantly solved the mysterious murders in "The Janissary Tree," is once again enlisted to investigate. But when the archaeologist's mutilated body is discovered outside the French embassy, it turns out there is only one suspect: Yashim himself. "The New York Times "celebrated "The Janissary Tree "as "the perfect escapist mystery," and "The Daily Telegraph "called it " A] tremendous first novel . . . Beautifully written, perfectly judged, humane, witty and captivating." With "The Snake Stone," Jason Goodwin delights us with another transporting romp through the back streets of nineteenth-century Istanbul. Yashim finds himself racing against time once again, to uncover the startling truth behind a shadowy society dedicated to the revival of the Byzantine Empire, encountering along the way such vibrant characters as Lord Byron's doctor and the sultan's West Indies-born mother, the Valide. Armed only with a unique sixteenth-century book, the dashing eunuch leads us into a world where the stakes are high, betrayal is death--and the pleasure to the reader is immense.
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subject_facet Detective and mystery stories, Turkey
Eunuchs -- Fiction
Favorites, Royal -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Istanbul (Turkey) -- Court and courtiers -- Fiction
Istanbul (Turkey) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Police -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- Fiction
Yashim (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
title_display The snake stone : a novel
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The snake stone : a novel [electronic resource] / Jason Goodwin
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Detective and mystery stories, Turkey
Eunuchs
Favorites, Royal
Historical fiction
History
Mystery fiction
Police
Yashim (Fictitious character)