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The Mamur Zapt and the Night of the Dog

Pearce, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0385415214 / ISBN 13: 9780385415217
Published by Crime Club, New York, 1991
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Some small chipping at the extremities of the dust jacket. The position of the Mamur Zapt, head of Cairo's political CID in the heyday of British rule, requires enormous tact, as the current incumbent, Captain Gareth Cadwallader Owen, is all too aware. Take this nasty business of the discover of a dead dog in a Coptic tome - a Moslem insult likely to trigger an outbreak of fighting between the rival religious groups. Bookseller Inventory # 8955

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Title: The Mamur Zapt and the Night of the Dog

Publisher: Crime Club, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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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...

About the Author:

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. Michael Pearce now lives in London and is best known as the author of the award-winning Mamur Zapt books.

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