A Cold Touch of Ice: A Mamur Zapt Mystery

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The world is changing around the Mamur Zapt, British Chief of Cairo's Secret Police. It's 1912 and there's a war on that no one's heard of. When an Italian man is murdered in the city's back streets, there is concern that this could be some kind of ethnic cleansing. "One of us" Morelli may have been, but was he "one of us" enough? And were the guns in his warehouse anything to do with it? Gareth Owen - the Mamur Zapt - has to find out fast.


And then, as external pressures crowd in, other difficult questions arise. What is Trudi von Ramsberg really doing in Cairo? Not to mention that other noted traveller, Gertrude Bell, or the irritating little archaeologist, T.E. Lawrence? And why has the post of Khedive's Librarian suddenly become so important?


As Cromer's Egypt gives way to Kitchener's Egypt, Morelli is not the only one who has problems over where his allegiance lies. Maybe the solution is for Owen to go to Zanzibar....

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Michael Pearce grew up in the (then) Anglo-Egyptian Sudan among the political and other tensions he draws on for his books. He returned there later to teach and retains a human rights interest in the area. His career has followed the standard academic rake's progress from teaching to writing to administration. He finds international politics a pallid imitation of academic ones.

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"This 13th case for the Mamur Zapt (The Fig Tree Murder, 2003, etc.) overflows with superb historical color and interesting characters. Newcomers...are likely to want more."  --"Kirkus Reviews" "Pearce’s latest installment in this excellent and popular series is well worth reading, as much for the timely insights into Islamic and Egyptian cultural and political history as for the won­derfully eccentric characters, flawless story­telling, and charming denouement." --"Booklist" “Pearce takes apart ancient history and reassembles it with beguiling wit and colour.”    —"Sunday Times"

"This 13th case for the Mamur Zapt (The Fig Tree Murder, 2003, etc.) overflows with superb historical color and interesting characters. Newcomers...are likely to want more." --"Kirkus Reviews""Pearce's latest installment in this excellent and popular series is well worth reading, as much for the timely insights into Islamic and Egyptian cultural and political history as for the won-derfully eccentric characters, flawless story-telling, and charming denouement." --"Booklist""Pearce takes apart ancient history and reassembles it with beguiling wit and colour." --"Sunday Times"

"This 13th case for the Mamur Zapt (The Fig Tree Murder, 2003, etc.) overflows with superb historical color and interesting characters. Newcomers...are likely to want more." --"Kirkus Reviews" "Pearce s latest installment in this excellent and popular series is well worth reading, as much for the timely insights into Islamic and Egyptian cultural and political history as for the wonderfully eccentric characters, flawless storytelling, and charming denouement." --"Booklist" Pearce takes apart ancient history and reassembles it with beguiling wit and colour. "Sunday Times""

-This 13th case for the Mamur Zapt (The Fig Tree Murder, 2003, etc.) overflows with superb historical color and interesting characters. Newcomers...are likely to want more.- --Kirkus Reviews

-Pearce's latest installment in this excellent and popular series is well worth reading, as much for the timely insights into Islamic and Egyptian cultural and political history as for the won-derfully eccentric characters, flawless story-telling, and charming denouement.- --Booklist

-Pearce takes apart ancient history and reassembles it with beguiling wit and colour.- --Sunday Times

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