The janissary tree: [a novel]

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When Jason Goodwin explored the Ottoman Empire in Lords of the Horizons, The New York Times Book Review hailed it as "a work of dazzling beauty…the rare coming together of historical scholarship…with luminous writing." Now he returns to Istanbul, with a delicious mystery--The Janissary Tree.It is 1836. Europe is modernizing, and the Ottoman Empire must follow suit. But just before the Sultan announces sweeping changes, a wave of murders threatens the fragile balance of power in his court. Who is behind them? Only one intelligence agent can be trusted to find out: Yashim Lastname, a man both brilliant and near-invisible in this world. You see, Yashim is a eunuch. He leads us into the palace's luxurious seraglios and Istanbul's teeming streets, and leans on the wisdom of a dyspeptic Polish ambassador, a transsexual dancer, and a Creole-born queen mother. And he introduces us to the Janissaries. For 400 years, they were the empire's elite soldiers, but they grew too powerful, and ten years ago, the Sultan had them crushed. Are the Janissaries staging a brutal comeback? The Janissary Tree is the first in a series featuring the most enchanting detective since Precious Ramotswe of The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. Splendidly paced and illuminating, it belongs beside Caleb Carr's The Alienist and the historical thrillers of Arturo Perez-Reverte.
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series Yashim the Eunuch
series_with_volume Yashim the Eunuch
subject_facet Eunuchs -- Fiction, Favorites, Royal -- Fiction, Istanbul (Turkey) -- Court and courtiers -- Fiction, Istanbul (Turkey) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction, Police -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- Fiction
title_display The janissary tree : a novel
title_full The Janissary Tree Yashim the Eunuch Series, Book 1, The Janissary Tree [electronic resource] : [a novel] / Jason Goodwin, The janissary tree : a novel / Jason Goodwin
title_short The janissary tree :
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topic_facet Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery