Harem secrets / Alum Bati.

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Published
  • Cağaloğlu, İstanbul, Turkey : Mvt Pub. c2010
Physical description
viii, 286 p. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
  • 9789756081181
  • 975608118X
  • 1425157505
  • 9781425157500

Summary

  • "Spring in Istanbul in 1530 should have been a time of happiness, but far from being happy, Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, ruling the mighty Ottoman Empire, was a desperately worried man. Just a few months before, Suleyman's armies faced a humiliating retreat from the walls of Vienna. His troops are restless. The city is awash with spies and cut-throats. To top it all, the beautiful Shireen, Treasurer of the Imperial Harem dies in mysterious circumstances. As rumours of murder, intrigue and sexual depravity grip the city, Suleyman scrambles to deflect suspicion from his favourite, Khurrem. The Sultan turns to Adam Pasha, his Chief Justice. Before long, the scholarly judge finds himself caught in a sinister web of lies and deceit. Aided by Murat, his trusty Georgian steward, and Mikhail, a fast-rising palace physician, Adam sets about investigating Shireen's death. But neither the Sultan nor the Grand Vizier, Adam's erstwhile mentor, seem inclined to make matters easy. With the Harem off-limits, how can Adam conduct his investigation? Who will protect him from the inquisitorial and ruthless Grand Vizier, himself rumoured to be plotting to seize the throne? As he digs deeper, Adam Pasha discovers that the State is rotting at its core and his own life is in dire peril. Moving from the Topkapi Palace to the fish and naval docks at Galata, from the Covered Bazaar and the underground cisterns to the Sultan's hunting grounds, this is Istanbul as never seen before"--Goodreads website.
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British Library: Oriental Collections, St Pancras Reading Rooms YD.2012.a.2465

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