The Sultan's Seal : Kamil Pasha

  • by Jenny White
  • Narrated by Nadia May
  • Series: Kamil Pasha
  • 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The body of a young Englishwoman washes up in Istanbul wearing a pendant inscribed with the seal of the deposed sultan. The death resembles the unsolved murder of another Englishwoman, 10 years before. A magistrate in the new secular courts, Kamil Pasha, sets out to find the killer, but his dispassionate belief in science and modernity is shaken by betrayal and widening danger. In a mystical voice, a young Muslim woman recounts her own relationship with one of the dead women and with the suspected killer. Were these political murders involving the palace or crimes of personal passion? Rich in sensuous detail, this novel of faith and desire brilliantly captures the political and social upheavals of the waning Ottoman Empire and the contradictory desires of the human soul.

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What the Critics Say

"The writing is lyrical and the characters enchanting." (Publishers Weekly)
"Court life and customs in old Istanbul are thrillingly captured here, with readers easily transported back to those days when mystery and intrigue lurked around every corner." (Booklist)

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If you've visited Istanbul....

this is a pleasing frothy coffee of an adventure set in & around recongnisable locations - the narrator's voice is easy to listen to & the intrigue & romance of the setting & plot make for enjoyable listening, perfect when driving - will go on to purchase again from this author/narrator combination
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- Jaq

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-03-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.