The Bride Box

The Bride Box

Mamur Zapt Series, Book 17

eBook - 2013
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Mamur Zapt leads an investigation into a deftly plotted, cleverly written, highly entertaining mystery set in Cairo during the Great War.

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.

"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)

"As always in this comically understated series, both crime and punishment are consistently upstaged by a lovingly detailed portrait of Egypt during the Great War. The result is a bit like a police procedural reimagined by Douglas Adams." -- Kirkus Reviews
Publisher: Sutton : Severn House Publishers, 2013
ISBN: 9781780104287
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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