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2nd only to the Janissary Tree,
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This review is from: The Bellini Card (Yashim the Ottoman Detective) (Hardcover)
An excellent addition to this series about a Turkish eunuch detective. This time, Yashim's friend the Polish Ambassador has quite the leading role as the duo steps out of Istanbul into Venice. The atmosphere is probably more interesting than the story itself but I thoroughly recommend this to readers who like period mysteries in exotic settings.
As usual Jason hasn't bothered to include city maps or notes (like Flashman); so a working knowledge of the period in question, the cuisines involved and the political issues in the twilight years of the Ottoman Empire help in appreciating the book more.