The Mamur Zapt and the Night of the Dog - Mamur Zapt 2 (Paperback)Michael Pearce (author)
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A classic murder mystery from the award-winning Michael Pearce, in which The Mamur Zapt races to prevent an explosion of religious violence in the Cairo of the 1900s.
Cairo in the 1900s. When the body of a dog is discovered in a Coptic tomb - a Muslim insult that could spark an explosion among the Christian community - the Mamur Zapt, British head of Cairo's secret police, is called in to investigate.
Equally volatile is a command from an English Member of Parliament that the Mamur Zapt, Gareth Owen, show the MP's niece the sights of the city. When a dancing dervish is stabbed before the lady's very eyes, Owen begins to uncover a plot to set Cairo's ethnic communities at each other's throats...
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 222
Weight: 120 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm
Praise for Michael Pearce:
`Elegantly and wittily narrated, with a good plot, colourful characters and an encyclopaedic knowledge of the Egypt of Cromer's time' The Times
`Pearce is a natural novelist ... a vanished world comes alive' Sunday Times
`Impeccable historical detail and entertaining dialogue make enjoyable reading' Sunday Telegraph
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