The Bellini Card

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Jason Goodwin studied Byzantine history at Cambridge University. His first Yashim novel, The Janissary Tree, became an international bestseller when it was published in 2006 and won the Edgar Allen Poe Best Novel Award in 2007. The Yashim mysteries, which include The Snake Stone and The Bellini Card, have been translated into more than 40 languages. He lives in Dorset with his wife and their four children.

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.

Product Information

Product Code 1020843
ISBN 9780571239948
Author Jason Goodwin
Format Paperback
Pages 320
Published May 2009
Publisher Faber and Faber
Dimensions 126 mm X 196 mm X 22 mm

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