The Baklava Club (Hardcover)
Sarah Crichton Books, 9780374294373, 272pp.
Publication Date: June 10, 2014
Join Investigator Yashim for a final exotic escapade in this rich Edgar Award winning series
In four previous novels, Jason Goodwin's Inspector Yashim, the eunuch detective, has led us through stylish, suspenseful, and colorful mysteries in the Istanbul of the Ottoman Empire. Now, in "The Baklava Club," Yashim returns for his final adventure and his most thrilling yet.
Three naive Italian liberals, exiled in Istanbul, have bungled their instructions to kill a Polish prince instead, they've kidnapped him and absconded to an unused farmhouse. Little do they realize that their revolutionary cell has been penetrated by their enemies, who are passing along false orders under the code name La Piuma, the Feather.
It falls to Yashim to unravel all this he's convinced that the prince is alive and that the Italians have hidden him somewhere. But there are just a few problems: He has no idea who La Piuma is, and he's in no mood to put up a fight he's fallen in love As he draws closer to the farmhouse and to the true identity of La Piuma, what Yashim discovers leaves him shocked and in the most dangerous situation of his career.
Goodwin has an eye for detail like no other, and in "The Baklava Club" he conjures Istanbul in all its glorious exoticism. This is a breathtaking, extraordinary conclusion to one of the most beloved series in mystery fiction, and its ending will leave you truly astonished.
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Praise For The Baklava Club…
“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