The Mouth of the Crocodile: A Mamur Zapt Mystery Set in Pre-World War I Egypt

The Mouth of the Crocodile: A Mamur Zapt Mystery Set in Pre-World War I Egypt

by Michael Pearce

Hardback Publication Date: 31/10/2014

  $34.95
"A lovingly detailed portrait of Egypt during the Great War. The result is a bit like a police procedural reimagined by Douglas Adams" Kirkus Reviews on The Bride Box Atbara, Sudan, 1913. A dead man is fished out of the River Nile. An accident - or something more sinister? A visiting Pasha from the Royal Household believes it was murder - and that he himself was the intended target. He insists that the Mamur Zapt, Head of the Khedive's Secret Police, escorts him on his return train journey to Cairo, for protection. It's to be an eventful voyage. Matters take an unexpected turn when the train is stranded in the desert following a sandstorm. With the help of English schoolboy Jamie Nicholson, the Mamur Zapt pursues his investigations, convinced that at least one of his fellow passengers has a secret to hide. And what was the Pasha really doing in that remote corner of the Sudan? Could the Mamur Zapt's deepest fears be true? Could he really be about to uncover a conspiracy against the British?
ISBN:
9780727884633
9780727884633
Category:
Historical mysteries
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
31-10-2014
Publisher:
Severn House Publishers Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
208
Dimensions (mm):
222x141x23mm
Weight:
0.39kg
Michael Pearce

Michael Pearce was raised in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, where his fascination for language began.

He later trained as a Russian interpreter but moved away from languages to follow an academic career, first as a lecturer in English and the History of Ideas, and then as an administrator.

He has a strong interest in human rights and in languages, both of which feature indirectly in his new series. Michael Pearce now lives in South-West London.

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