Death of an Effendi

Michael Pearce

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  • Paru le : 24/05/2000
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Cairo 1909. The murder capital of the world, where deaths are two a piastre. But the death of an effendi is something different. Because effendis - the Egyptian elite - are important. Especially if - in a country ruled by foreigners - they happen to be foreign. When Tvardovsky, effendi and foreigner, is shot at a gathering of financiers, the Mamur Zapt, Chief of Cairo's Secret Police, is called in to investigate. But is he the right man for the job? In some countries, if someone goes out with the Head of the Secret Police and doesn't come back, it's best not to ask any questions. And there are powerful people who might have preferred Tvardovsky dead. As Tvardovsky said, there were still crocodiles in Egypt. Of all kinds. And perhaps the place to look for them was Crocodopolis, where the financiers were to hold their meeting. It is when the crocodiles start cooperating, he said, that you really have the watch out...
  • Date de parution : 24/05/2000
  • Editeur : Harper Collins publishers
  • ISBN : 0-00-651327-1
  • EAN : 9780006513278
  • Format : Poche
  • Nb. de pages : 182 pages
  • Poids : 0.1 Kg
  • Dimensions : 11,0 cm × 18,0 cm × 1,3 cm

Biographie de Michael Pearce

Michael Pearce grew up in the (then) Anglo-Egyptian Sudan among the various tensions he draws on for his " Mamur Zapt series ". He returned there later to teach, and retains a human rights interest in the area. in between whiles, his career has followed the standard academic rake's progress from teaching to writing to editing to administration. He finds international politics a pallid imitation of academic ones. He lives in London. This novel is his twelfth Mamur Zapt novel ; the thir-teenth in the series, " A Cold Touch of Ice, is available in hardcover from Collins Crime. Michael Pearce is the winner of the Crime Writers'Associations Last Laugh Award for Funniest Crime Novel of the Year for "The Mamur Zapt and the Spoils of Egypt". He is also the author of the acclaimed Dmitri Kameron crime series, set in Tsarist Russia.

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