The Women of the Souk

Mamur Zapt #19

Michael Pearce

fiction historical mystery
mysterious slow-paced

176 pages | first published 2016

Cairo, Egypt, 1913. When schoolgirl Marie Kewfik is kidnapped, snatched away as she strolled through the bustling bazaars of the Souk, the Khedive insists that the Mamur Zapt, Head of the Secret Police, takes charge of the negotiations for her safe return. The Kewfiks are one of the wealthiest and most powerful families in Egypt but, as the Mamur Zapt discovers, not everyone thinks it s worth the trouble to secure the release of a mere girl. He also learns that there is more to Marie's kidnapping than meets the eye and the subsequent fallout will shine a glaring light on the dangerous tensions running through Egyptian society.

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