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C. P. Lesley

Bookworm, writer, radio host—I blog about history, fiction, and publishing in the Internet Age. You can find the full blog on my website. This space is for books.

The Janissary Tree - Jason Goodwin

It's a good mystery in an unusual setting (Istanbul in the 1830s), with clever twists and turns and occasional flashes of brilliance in the writing. Perhaps a few too many twists, in truth, but on the whole, well worth the read.