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“When you read a historical mystery by Jason Goodwin, you take a magic-carpet ride to the most exotic place on earth.” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
“Goodwin is an author of many strengths…[and his books] just keep getting better….The complicated plot that unfolds is deftly controlled throughout….Goodwin’s prose is sharp and surprising.” —The Washington Post
If you are a fan of history - especially about the Ottomans - read this.
Jason Goodwin's wry-humor and fast pacing manage to keep the plot engaging even as the story whimsically shifts around to different characters.
I tried to speed read through the second half of the book, but it was so dull I didn't even bother trying to know whodunnit.
I must say that I enjoy this series. It is not so much about the plots as it is about the setting and characters. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alan K. Kertland
Another great piece of historical fiction from Jason Goodwin about a time and place Americans should know more about. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Laurel Kenner
The hero is cool. What's not to like in that and the writing is great. Like a lot of historical mysteries it is not just the plot but the opportunity to take a tour of the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by RHJ Ruiters
kept me in suspense...how was author going to bring the clue threads together? he did it well. I could not put book downPublished 7 months ago by Karen Hofstad
An Evil Eye, ISBN: 9780571239870, Faber & Faber, 292 pages, Hardcover, by award winning English author Jason Goodwin is an unusual historical mystery dealing with intrigue among... Read morePublished 7 months ago by John H. Manhold
A man is found murdered in an isolated monastery well after several monks report becoming ill. There is no identification but a small patch of skin has been removed under his arm. Read morePublished 9 months ago by RE Krause
This is a fantastic introduction to Inspector Yashim. I have just returned from Turkey and know almost every spot and place that Mr. Goodwin refers to in these novels. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Carlo Thomas
I have to gently disagree with a few of the other reviewers. Getting the application 100% correctly aligned is tough, if your even miss by a hair, as I did, it's that way on the... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Strafford11
I purchased this book and recommended it to my book group based on the recommendation of a highly respected, interesting, cultured, intelligent friend. Read morePublished 15 months ago by A. Allen