Monday, March 9, 2009

The Janissary Tree - Detective Story in Istanbul

I heard a review of this book on NPR and thought "that sounds like an interesting mystery". Then I started thinking "don't I own that book"? Yes! I did - it was one of the titles purchased during my hardboiled shopping trip.

I liked Detective Yashmin. I really liked the descriptions of his cooking. I also enjoyed the descriptions of the city. The story did not hold my interest the whole way but enough that I enjoyed the book. I don't know if I'll read another Yashmin installment but I will check out the author's nonfiction work to learn more about this area of the world.

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