“When you read a historical mystery by Jason Goodwin, you take a magic-carpet ride
to the most exotic place on earth.” The New York Times Book Review

The Bellini Card chosen by the Sunday Times as one of the 100 Best Crime & Thriller Novels since 1945 (12 May 2019)

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Shortlisted for The Guild of Food Writers First Book Award 2017

“Popular Detective Series Gets Its Own Cookbook”

“How can you resist a cookbook that includes recipes for Assassin’s Steak Tartare,
Sultan’s Ramadan Eggs and Ladies’ Thighs?” As heard on NPR’s Morning Edition.

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Available at good bookstores and on Amazon

‘Recommended as a delightful guide to who and where we are or (at least) might be.’ The Telegraph

“Goodwin’s is a gift akin to that of Jan Morris, the rare coming together of
historical scholarship and curiosity about distant places with luminous
writing.” Fouad Ajami, New York Times Book Review

 Edgar Award for Best Novel The Janissary Tree, the first in a series
of five mystery novels translated into over forty languages.


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