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An Evil Eye (Yashim the Eunuch Series #4)

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  • Posted March 21, 2011

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    a powerful mystery

    In 1839 the long reign of Sultan Mahmut II ends with his death. Abdulmecid now sits on the Osman Throne of the shrunken Ottoman Empire as his predecessor lost the Crimea, Greece and Egypt. The latter hurts the most as some upstart Mehmet Ali Pasha took the North African country from the Turks due in part to the Admiral of the fleet Fevzi Ahmet defecting.

    Yashim the eunuch is assigned to investigate why a hero turned traitor. The case is much harder than his previous inquiries as those were potentially lethal while this case looks into the activity of Yashmin's mentor and teacher, a vicious man willing to die for the late Sultan. As he begins his search for motives, women under the Sultan's protection begin to die from a strange illness. The intrepid sleuth wonders whether the deaths of females under the Sultan's protection are tied to the defection of the most loyal supporter of the Sultan.

    The latest Yashim historical mystery (see The Bellini Card, The Janissary tree and The Snake Stone) is a great tale that looks deep into the corrupt rot at the core of the Ottoman Empire. Yashmin is terrific whether he is making inquiries or just making dinner as he holds the strong why he done it story line focused. Fans of the series will relish this terrific entry in which Jason Goodwin shines a deep cause and effect spotlight on what the corruption at the highest levels is doing to a crumbling giant within a powerful mystery.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2012

    Calicopaw

    Waits for Moonscar.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    Moonscar to karma

    Karmz? You there?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Great Series:Yashim Returns

    Jason Goodwin's mystery series featuring Yashim, a eunich attached to the palace of the Ottoman Sultan continues to engage. In this book the focus returns to Yashim, after much of the last book (Bellini Card) featured his friend Paleswki, the Polish diplomat ensnared in a mystery in Venice. In "An Evil Eye" we are back in Istanbul in the very heart of the Sultan's hareem. One doesnt read Goodwin's books for the plot as much as for the atmospheric pleasures. Jason is a master at bringing the smells, flavors and decadence of the Ottoman era right into the reader's home. He also does a great job of explaining what may be for many readers an unfamiliar context. Yashim is an engaging protagonist and his supporting cast is also nicely developed, particularly the Valide Sultan and Yashim's "transsexual" friend who we could actually have more of as the dynamic between her and Yashim never fails to fascinate. Overall this isan intriguing mystery set amidst the backdrop of the Ottoman Empire's struggle to modernize.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

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    "I was told to come here.?"

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    Posted July 23, 2012

    Otterkit

    Daggerheart, Ill be at Glow first result.

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    Posted June 29, 2012

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    Im here for some fun

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    Posted June 25, 2012

    She-cat

    *a light brown she-cat stomps her paws, making the cage door fly open. She grabs the kit out and runs out of the cage* Run kit run! *she runs*

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    Posted June 25, 2012

    Demonspirit

    Look at my post in the first result.

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    Posted June 25, 2012

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    It rolls it's eyes.

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    Posted June 25, 2012

    Mistkit

    Momma!!!!! She wails!!!!

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    Posted June 25, 2012

    Balsta

    Jumps on daggerheart again biting her face untill its bleedig like crazy

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    Posted June 25, 2012

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    Uses her protective shield to run thugh the fire and rabs alonekt by the scriff she drags and carries alonit to glow.

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    Posted June 24, 2012

    The weeping angel

    *It laughed cruelly and let them run

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    Posted July 19, 2012

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