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Excellent Historical Mystery with Editorial Flaws,
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This review is from: The Snake Stone (Yashim the Ottoman Detective) (Hardcover)
I think the other two reviewers have covered the book pretty well. Exotic and well written historical mystery, set in mid-nineteenth century Istanbul. Unfortunately, unlike quite a few historical novels, this one doesn't have a map of the city. So if you're unfamiliar with Istanbul, you'll be left floundering. The same applies for the lack of end notes in regards to the cuisine, clothing and factual events. There is a presumption of prior knowledge which I found quite irritating. Otherwise excellent.