Sunday, May 18, 2008


My review of the historical mystery The Snake Stone by Jason Goodwin is posted on Euro Crime. 

This book features Yashim the eunuch detective while among the other books reviewed this week, and also set in Turkey, is The Prophet Murders by Mehmet Murat Somer which has as the narrator possibly the world's first transvestite detective.

Definitely the mysterious east.


Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

The first book in Jason Goodwin's series, The Janissary Tree, has the only eunuch sex scene I've read in crime fiction, and a tastefully handled affair it is.

I allude to The Janissary Tree in a comment that I intend to post in the next half-hour or so.
Detectives Beyond Borders
"Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was recommended The Janissary Tree by a retired friend and colleague. I keep meaning to read it, but I don't know whether to be intrigued or put off by Peter's comment above!

11:22 AM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

I feel a bit queasy thinking about this!

12:17 PM  

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