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Yashim the eunuch detective offers up yet another intriguing romp, this time not only through the twisting lanes of 19th-century Istanbul but along the shadowy canals of Venice. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Donovan Walling
This is one of a series about an Ottoman detective, Hashim, who has been an advisor to the Sultan, and who leaves Topkapi Palace to lead a private life. Read morePublished 3 months ago by megan whitby
Twisted and overly complicated plot
I've read a few books by Goodwin with the action taking place in exotic Istanbul with the same detective--a court eunuch. Read more
The story was not well written. It was confusing and motivation was unclear for major portions of the plot.Published 5 months ago by Austen( mary)
I love Jason Goodwin's books, love the history of the Ottoman empire, and have been so enchanted I also bought Lords of the Horizons--a history of the Ottoman Empire, which makes... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jo Taylor
Goodwin did his research, so the "atmosphere" comes to life & the plot twists are appropriate.Published 8 months ago by Carolina V. Dinicu
I thought he jumped around a lot more than you could with other stories that were not in a series. But still a good tale and I learned quite a lot about Venice.Published 10 months ago by Mohadoha
I'm making my way through the Yashim series & this one wasn't as enjoyable as the others. Goodwin is a great writer, but I didn't really care about the characters in this one.Published 12 months ago by Kelly G Raskauskas