The Snake-Catcher's Daughter
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The Snake-Catcher's Daughter

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In this engrossing murder mystery set in the Egypt of the 1900s, the Mamur Zapt finds himself under threat from a campaign to discredit Cairo's senior policemen.


Cairo in the 1900s. The Mamur Zapt, Head of Cairo's secret police, finds himself in a compromising position. The city's senior policemen are the subject of a smear campaign, a stinging attack which raises uncomfortable questions about their integrity.


The Mamur Zapt himself is suspected, but is he above suspicion? Owen's investigation takes him into hitherto uncharted territory: the underworld of Cairo and the dangerous profession of snake-catching...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 13mm | 140g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0008259437
  • 9780008259433
  • 1,880,357

Review quote

`Diverting, droll and original ... Positively oxygenated with charm' Literary Review


`Pearce takes apart ancient history and reassembles it with beguiling wit and colour' Sunday Times


`This series continues to be the most delightful in current detective fiction' Scotsman


`Irresistible fun' Time Out
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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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