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The Snake Stone

(2007)
(The second book in the Yashim the Eunuch series)
A novel by

 
 
The captivating return of Yashim, the eunuch investigator from the intelligent, elliptical and beguilingly written" (The Times, London) bestseller The Janissary Tree

When a French archaeologist arrives in 1830s Istanbul determined to track down a lost Byzantine treasure, the local Greek communities are uncertain how to react; the man seems dangerously well informed. Yashim Togalu, who so brilliantly solved the mysterious murders in The Janissary Tree, is once again enlisted to investigate. But when the archaeologist's mutilated body is discovered outside the French embassy, it turns out there is only one suspect: Yashim himself.

The New York Times celebrated The Janissary Tree as “the perfect escapist mystery,” and The Daily Telegraph called it “[A] tremendous first novel . . . Beautifully written, perfectly judged, humane, witty and captivating.” With The Snake Stone, Jason Goodwin delights us with another transporting romp through the back streets of nineteenth-century Istanbul. Yashim finds himself racing against time once again, to uncover the startling truth behind a shadowy society dedicated to the revival of the Byzantine Empire, encountering along the way such vibrant characters as Lord Byron's doctor and the sultan's West Indies - born mother, the Valide. Armed only with a unique sixteenth-century book, the dashing eunuch leads us into a world where the stakes are high, betrayal is death—and the pleasure to the reader is immense.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"Everything you could want from a novel - a cracking story, beautifully written, with a wonderfully seductive and original detective in the figure of Yashim the Eunuch." - Kate Mosse


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Used availability for Jason Goodwin's The Snake Stone

Hardback Editions

May 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Snake Stone (Charnwood)
Author(s): Jason Goodwin
ISBN: 1-84782-193-6 / 978-1-84782-193-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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October 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Snake Stone: A Novel (Investigator Yashim)
Author(s): Jason Goodwin
ISBN: 0-374-29935-8 / 978-0-374-29935-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
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July 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Snake Stone (Yashim the Ottoman Detective)
Author(s): Jason Goodwin
ISBN: 0-571-22925-5 / 978-0-571-22925-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Paperback Editions

2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Snake Stone (Yashim the Ottoman Detective)
Author(s): Jason Goodwin
ISBN: 0-571-23647-2 / 978-0-571-23647-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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September 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Snake Stone (Investigator Yashim)
Author(s): Jason Goodwin
ISBN: 0-312-42802-2 / 978-0-312-42802-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Snake Stone (A 'Yashim the Eunuch' Mystery)
Author(s): Jason Goodwin
ISBN: 0-571-23641-3 / 978-0-571-23641-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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2007 : UK Perfect Paperback
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Title: Snake Stone
Author(s): Jason Goodwin
ISBN: 0-571-23640-5 / 978-0-571-23640-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Audio Editions

June 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Snake Stone (Yashim the Ottoman Detective)
Author(s): Jason Goodwin
ISBN: 0-571-24034-8 / 978-0-571-24034-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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January 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Snake Stone: A Novel (Yashim the Eunuch)
Author(s): Jason Goodwin
ISBN: 1-4001-1011-4 / 978-1-4001-1011-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Snake Stone: A Novel (Yashim the Eunuch)
Author(s): Jason Goodwin
ISBN: 1-4001-4011-0 / 978-1-4001-4011-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Snake Stone: A Novel (Yashim the Eunuch)
Author(s): Jason Goodwin
ISBN: 1-4001-6011-1 / 978-1-4001-6011-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Snake Stone: A Novel
Author(s): Jason Goodwin
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Snake Stone: A Novel
Author(s): Jason Goodwin
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2008 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Snake Stone (unabridged audio book)
Author(s): Jason Goodwin, narrated by Daniel Philpott
ISBN: 1-4074-2440-8 / 978-1-4074-2440-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Snake Stone (Yashim the Ottoman Detective Book 2)
Author(s): Jason Goodwin
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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September 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Snake Stone: A Novel (Investigator Yashim Book 2)
Author(s): Jason Goodwin
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA