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The Janissary Tree (Signed First Edition)

Jason Goodwin

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ISBN 10: 0374178607 / ISBN 13: 9780374178604
Published by Farrar Straus Giroux (New York), 2006
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First edition. First printing. Hardbound. New/New. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. A very fine copy in all respects, pristine and unread. This book was purchased new and opened only for the author to sign. Smoke-free. Shipped in well padded box. Winner of the 2007 Edgar Award for Best Novel. Finalist, 2007 Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel. The author's first novel, and the first novel in this excellent series. This book was followed by The Snake Stone, The Bellini Card and An Evil Eye. The series centers on a Turkish eunuch detective, Yashim, who lives and works in 19th century Istanbul. You cannot find a better copy. Bookseller Inventory # mfm0907-24

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Title: The Janissary Tree (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux (New York)

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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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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Jason Goodwin's previous books include Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire and On Foot to the Golden Horn. He lives in Sussex, England, is married with four children, speaks French and German and once walked from Poland to Istanbul.

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