Books by Charles King

MIDNIGHT AT THE PERA PALACE by Charles King
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Staggering changes deftly chronicled by a seasoned historian."
A dense but smoothly recounted history of Istanbul's transformation from parochial imperial capital to multinational modern city. Read full book review >
ODESSA by Charles King
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 2011

"A sharp, graceful account of a fascinating place."
A history of the site, from its geological structure to its often fragmented, usually fractious, frequently bloody human occupation. Read full book review >
MAMA'S BOY by Charles King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 6, 1992

"Marred by too much coincidence, but vigorous characters, intricate plotting, and keen suspense make King's debut a standout nonetheless."
Another serial-killer strikes—but with a most satisfying spin: The villain in former adman King's sharp and clever first novel is a James Bond gone bad. Read full book review >