There are chases, dramatic escapes, episodes of cruelty, delicious food, glamorous sex, and an elegantly achieved solution to ali the mysteries. Intelligent, elliptical and beguilingly vvritten, TheJanissaryTree is a rare pleasure.' The Times SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA ELLIS PETERS HISTORICAL CRIME AWARD AHD THE OOSS FIRST ttOVEL AWARD A fabulously rich and entertaining novel of detec-tion and conspiracy in nineteenth-century istanbul.
Translated into thirty-one languages worldwide. One bloody night in 1836: a young concubine is strangled in the Sultan's harem, and a young cadet is butchered in the streets of istanbul. Yashim the eunuch has just ten days to uncover a plot - and prevent a killing - that could bring the Ottoman Empire to its knees.