Description - The Bellini Card by Jason Goodwin
The third book in Jason Goodwin's celebrated series takes Yashim from the winding alleyways of Istanbul to the decaying grandeur of Venice. Charged by the Sultan to find a stolen painting by Bellini, he enlists the help of his friend Palewski, the Polish Ambassador, and goes undercover. Venice in 1840 is a city of empty palazzos and silent canals, and Palewski starts to mingle with Venetian dealers - self-made men, faded aristocrats and the hedonistic Contessa. But when two bodies turn up in the canal, he realises that art in Venice is a deadly business. And meanwhile, what has happened to Yashim? "The Bellini Card" is a thrilling adventure in which a quest for a lost painting turns into dangerous game of cat and mouse that threatens to destroy the Ottoman throne and overturn the balance of power in Europe.
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(211mm x 161mm x 27mm)
Faber & Faber
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Author Biography - Jason Goodwin
Novelist, historian and traveller, Jason Goodwin wrote The Gunpowder Gardens: Travels in China and India in Search of Tea and On Foot to the Golden Horn, which won the JLR/Mail on Sunday Prize. After Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire ('perhaps the most readable history ever written about anything' Time Out) and Greenback: The Almighty Dollar and the Invention of America, his first Yashim mystery, The Janissary Tree, won the 2007 Edgar Allan Poe Award and became an international bestseller. The fourth book in the series, An Evil Eye, was published in 2011 to great critical acclaim. His books are translated into over forty languages. He lives in Dorset with his wife Kate and their four children.