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The Snake Stone Paperback – 10 Jul 2008

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Faber Paperback; Main edition (10 July 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571236472
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571236473
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 20 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 259 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

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"When you read a historical mystery by Jason Goodwin, you take a magic carpet ride to the most exotic place on earth."--Marilyn Stasio, "The new York Times""Book Review" "Wonderfully entertaining . . . [Goodwin] uses short, punchy chapters and vibrant, atmospheric prose to bring the glory days of the Ottoman capital to life."--Adam Woog, "The Seattle Times""A sinuous novel . . . Mr. Goodwin uses rich historical detail to elevate the books in this series far above the realm of everyday sleuthing. . . . Yashim moves charmingly across the book's complicated landscape. Whether he is stopping to cook, chat, cogitate, interrogate, or renew old acquaintances at the harem, he is a detective with a difference . . . a warmly appealing character."--Janet Maslin, "The New York Times ""The real pleasure of "The Snake Stone" lies in its powerful evocation of the cultural melting pot that was nineteenth-century Istanbul. . . . Goodwin's sharp eye combines with a poetic style to br

About the Author

Jason Goodwin studied Byzantine history at Cambridge University and is the author of Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire, among other books of cultural history and travel. He lives in Sussex, England, is married with four children, speaks French and German and once walked to Istanbul from Poland. This is the second of a series of novels featuring Yashim; the first was the highly acclaimed and successful The Janissary Tree.

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5.0 out of 5 starsOne of a great series about Turkish detective!
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