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By Jason Goodwin

Investigator Yashim travels to Venice within the most up-to-date installment of the Edgar® Award–winning writer Jason Goodwin's beautiful series

Istanbul, 1840: the hot sultan, Abdülmecid, has heard a rumor that Bellini's vanished masterpiece, a portrait of Mehmet the Conqueror, can have resurfaced in Venice. Yashim, our eunuch detective, is briskly requested to enquire, but—aware that the sultan's advisers are opposed to any extravagant repurchase of the painting— makes a decision to install his disempowered Polish ambassador buddy, Palewski, to go to Venice in his stead. Palewski arrives in cover in down-and-out Venice, the place a killer is at huge as buyers, pale aristocrats, and different unknown factions search to discover the whereabouts of the lacking Bellini.

But is it the Bellini itself that endangers all, or anything linked to its unique loss? And why is it that each one the killer's sufferers are by some means tied to the eye-catching Contessa d'Aspi d'Istria? Will the Austrians unmask Palewski, or will the killer locate him first? basically Yashim can discover the reality at the back of the manifold mysteries.

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Both contained twenty or thirty pennies. He was even more pleased with their swords, which were worth more than a few pennies. He began to strip the dead men, which was difficult for him with one hand, so he made Gwenda help him. The lifeless bodies were awkwardly heavy, so strange to touch. Pa made her take off everything they wore, even their muddy hose and their soiled underdrawers. He wrapped their weapons in the clothing, making what looked like a bundle of rags. Then he and Gwenda dragged the naked corpses back into the evergreen bush.

Merthin was more surprised at Godwyn. How could an intelligent and educated man fail to see through Elfric? Perhaps it was less obvious to the person who was the object of the compliments. Godwyn opened a small door and led the way up a narrow spiral staircase concealed in the wall. Merthin felt excited. He loved to enter the hidden passageways of the cathedral. He was also curious about the dramatic collapse, and eager to figure out its cause. The aisles were single-storey structures that stuck out either side of the main body of the church.

You’re right,” he said, entering into the game. “That’s five already. ” Few people could make out the tongue of the traders who came to Kingsbridge from the weaving towns of Flanders: Ypres, Bruges, Ghent. ” “And Mother Cecilia told me that all the barbarians have their own tongues that no one even knows how to write down – Scots, Welsh, Irish, and probably others. ” Merthin grinned. Caris was the only person he could do this with. Among their friends of the same age, no one understood the thrill of imagining strange people and different ways of life.

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