The Mamur Zapt and the Girl in Nile
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The Mamur Zapt and the Girl in Nile

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A classic historical mystery from award-winning Michael Pearce, in which the body of a young woman washes up in the Nile and the Mamur Zapt is drawn into the seedy world of Egyptian politics.


Egypt, 1908. A young woman has drowned in the Nile, her body washed up on a sandbar. Apparently she had fallen off a boat. Owen, as Mamur Zapt, Britsh head of Cairo's secret police, deems it a potential crime.


But when the poor girl's body suddenly vanishes from its resting place, Owen begins a puzzling search for the truth that will take him from Cairo's sophisticated cafes through its dingiest slums - and into the seething waters of Egyptian politics.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 15mm | 170g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0008259399
  • 9780008259396
  • 1,633,285

Review quote

`Light touch and witty dialogue . . . a continuing delight' Sunday Telegraph


`A charming, clever invocation of a vanished world' Mail on Sunday


`Sheer fun' The Times


`Enjoyable ... original and charming' Independent
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About 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. Michael Pearce now lives in London and is best known as the author of the award-winning Mamur Zapt books.
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