The Bride Box
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The Bride Box

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Cairo, 1912. The Pasha receives an unexpected gift: a traditional Bride Box. When opened, however, the box contains an unwelcome jolt from the past . . . At the same time, a little girl is discovered riding under a train from Luxor - and the Mamur Zapt, Head of the Khedive's Secret Police, is called in to investigate. He soon finds himself confronting a political storm as the end of British rule approaches and his investigations uncover a tangled web of family loyalties and betrayals, with its roots in a slave trade long supposed to have been stamped out in Egypt.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 141 x 222 x 21.08mm | 413g
  • Sutton, United Kingdom
  • English
  • First World Publication
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0727883038
  • 9780727883032
  • 1,018,934

Review quote

"This is a deftly plotted, cleverly written, highly entertaining mystery, but it's the gentle humor and the warmth of the characters that earns it two thumbs decisively up."--Booklist Starred Review
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About Michael Pearce

Michael Pearce grew up in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. He returned there later to teach and retains a human rights interest in the area. He now lives in south-west London and is the author of the highly-acclaimed Mamur Zapt historical mystery series as well as the Seymour of Special Branch police procedural series.
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Rating details

122 ratings
3.54 out of 5 stars
5 21% (26)
4 31% (38)
3 34% (41)
2 9% (11)
1 5% (6)
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