The Snake Stone: A Novel (Investigator Yashim)

The Snake Stone: A Novel (Investigator Yashim)

Jason Goodwin


Detective, polyglot, chef, eunuch--Investigator Yashim returns during this evocative Edgar® Award–winning sequence set in Istanbul on the finish of the Ottoman Empire

Istanbul, 1838. In his palace at the Bosphorus, Sultan Mahmud II is demise and the town swirls with rumors and alarms. The unforeseen arrival of a French archaeologist made up our minds to trace down misplaced Byzantine treasures throws the Greek group into confusion. Yashim Togalu is once more enlisted to enquire. but if the archaeologist's mutilated physique is came across outdoor the French embassy, it seems there's just one suspect: Yashim himself. because the physique count number starts off to upward push, Yashim needs to discover the startling fact in the back of a shadowy society devoted to the revival of the Byzantine Empire, encountering alongside the best way such bright characters as Lord Byron's health practitioner and the Sultan's West Indies–born mom, the Valide. With outstanding wit and impossible to resist aptitude, Jason Goodwin takes us right into a global the place the stakes are excessive, betrayal is death--and the excitement to the reader is immense.

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