In Istanbul, in the late 1590s, the Sultan secretly commissions a great book: a celebration of his life and his empire, to be illuminated by the best artists of the day - in the European manner. But when one of the miniaturists is murdered, their master has to seek outside help. Did the dead painter fall victim to professional rivalry, romantic jealousy or religious terror? A thrilling murder mystery, 'My Name is Red' is also a stunning meditation on love, artistic devotion and the tensions between East and West.
©2001 Orhan Pamuk (P)2008 Canongate Books in partnership with Faber and Faber Ltd