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The Sultan's Seal: na
The Sultan's Seal: na
by Jenny White
Edition: Hardcover

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5.0 out of 5 stars Erudite Intrigue, 5 Feb. 2006
This review is from: The Sultan's Seal: na (Hardcover)
If Iain Pears is your kind of mystery writer, then don't miss The Sultan's Seal. Set in Istanbul in the tumultuous period of the 1880s when Young Ottomans were mounting a campaign to overthrow the Sultan and establish a democracy, this is a many layered love story with murders. A rare black orchid tumbles and its neck is broken; a police inspector squirms below a painting of a naked lady hanging in the reception rooms of the British Embassy; three ladies meet in a closed down hamam on the Bosphorous shore and one dies; a European lady of stature falls in love with a Turkish dignitary. Intrique, passion, forbidden love of several types, and all in beautiful prose. I stayed up all night reading it.

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