Kamil Pasha

3 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 31 ratings

The Sultan's Seal Summary

The body of a young Englishwoman washes up in Istanbul wearing a pendant inscribed with the seal of the deposed sultan. The death resembles the unsolved murder of another Englishwoman, 10 years before. A magistrate in the new secular courts, Kamil Pasha, sets out to find the killer, but his dispassionate belief in science and modernity is shaken by betrayal and widening danger. In a mystical voice, a young Muslim woman recounts her own relationship with one of the dead women and with the suspected killer. Were these political murders involving the palace or crimes of personal passion?

Rich in sensuous detail, this novel of faith and desire brilliantly captures the political and social upheavals of the waning Ottoman Empire and the contradictory desires of the human soul.

©2006 Jenny White (P)2006 Blackstone Audiobooks
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  • Book 1

    • The Sultan's Seal

    • By: Jenny White
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    The body of a young Englishwoman washes up in Istanbul wearing a pendant inscribed with the seal of the deposed sultan. The death resembles the unsolved murder of another Englishwoman, 10 years before. A magistrate in the new secular courts, Kamil Pasha, sets out to find the killer, but his dispassionate belief in science and modernity is shaken by betrayal and widening danger. In a mystical voice, a young Muslim woman recounts her own relationship with one of the dead women and with the suspected killer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If you've visited Istanbul....

    • By Jaq on 19-06-08

    Regular price: £20.29

  • Book 2

    • The Abyssinian Proof

    • A Kamil Pasha Novel
    • By: Jenny White
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The Ottoman Empire is plagued by thefts of antiquities from mosques and churches. Within days, the lost objects appear for sale in Europe. Among them is a reliquary presumed lost for 400 years and around which an elaborate, mysterious sect has grown.

    Regular price: £20.29

  • Book 3

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