Kamil Pasha

3 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 148 ratings

The Sultan's Seal Publisher's 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 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Sultan's Seal

    • By Susan on 03-12-06

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 2

    • The Abyssinian Proof

    • A Kamil Pasha Novel
    • By: Jenny White
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyable

    • By Madeleine on 06-19-10

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 3

    • The Winter Thief

    • The Kamil Pasha Novels, Book 3
    • By: Jenny White
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    January 1888. Vera Arti carries The Communist Manifesto in Armenian through Istanbul’s streets, unaware of the men following her. When the police discover a shipload of guns and the Imperial Ottoman Bank is blown up, suspicion falls on a socialist commune Arti’s friends organized in the eastern mountains. Special Prosecutor Kamil Pasha is called in to investigate. He soon encounters his most ruthless adversary to date.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not a Mystery

    • By Lavinia on 11-05-12

    Regular price: $23.07