Jenny is a writer and a social anthropologist. Her first novel, The Sultan’s Seal, was published in 2006. It was translated into fourteen languages and is available as a paperback and audiobook. Booklist has named it one of the top ten first novels of 2006 and one of the top ten historical novels of 2006. It was shortlisted for the 2006 The Crime Writers’ Association Ellis Peters Historical Award. The sequel, The Abyssinian Proof, was published in February 2008 (W. W. Norton). A third Kamil Pasha novel, The Winter Thief, was published in 2010.