The Snake-Catcher's Daughter - Mamur Zapt 8 (Paperback)Michael Pearce (author)
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In this engrossing murder mystery set in the Egypt of the 1900s, the Mamur Zapt finds himself under threat from a campaign to discredit Cairo's senior policemen.
Cairo in the 1900s. The Mamur Zapt, Head of Cairo's secret police, finds himself in a compromising position. The city's senior policemen are the subject of a smear campaign, a stinging attack which raises uncomfortable questions about their integrity.
The Mamur Zapt himself is suspected, but is he above suspicion? Owen's investigation takes him into hitherto uncharted territory: the underworld of Cairo and the dangerous profession of snake-catching...
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 194
Weight: 140 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm
`Diverting, droll and original ... Positively oxygenated with charm' Literary Review
`Pearce takes apart ancient history and reassembles it with beguiling wit and colour' Sunday Times
`This series continues to be the most delightful in current detective fiction' Scotsman
`Irresistible fun' Time Out
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