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The Snake Stone: Goodwin, Jason The Snake Stone: Goodwin, Jason

The Snake Stone

Goodwin, Jason

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ISBN 10: 0374299358 / ISBN 13: 9780374299354
Edité par Farrar Straus and Giroux, New York, 2007
Etat : Fine Couverture rigide
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Fine in jacket. First US edition, first printing. Second in series with Yashim Togalu, eunuch and invesigator. Great historical mystery series. The first novel, The Janissary Tree, won the Edgar Award for best novel. Signed and dated 3.XI.07 by Jason Goodwin. N° de réf. du libraire 1078

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Titre : The Snake Stone

Éditeur : Farrar Straus and Giroux, New York

Date d'édition : 2007

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st US

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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.

About the Author:

JASON GOODWIN is the author of Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire, among other award-winning nonfiction. The Janissary Tree, his first novel and the first in a series featuring Yashim, was published in May 2006 to international acclaim.

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