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. At a time of
violent fundamentalism, however, this is a dangerous proposition.
Even the illustrious circle of artists are not allowed to know for
whom they are working. 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? With the Sultan demanding an answer within three
days, perhaps the clue lies somewhere in the half-finished
pictures...Orhan Pamuk is Turkey's leading contemporary novelist
and in "My Name is Red", he has fashioned an unforgettable tale of
suspense, and an artful meditation on love and deception.