The suicide of a clerk in the Ministry of Agriculture hardly seemed to warrant the attention of the head of Cairo's political CID in Edwardian Egypt, but Captain Owen soon found his investigation more concerned with controversial property developments than with the effects of too much prussic acid.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
""Rife with subterfuge, political intrigue, and state-of-the-art business chicanery, circa 1910, with dozens of sly asides and a glimpse of Egypt so pungent you can almost smell the camel dung."" --Kirkus ReviewsFrom the Back Cover:
Cairo, 1910: the end of the boom and everyone seems to have money troubles. Then one day a civil servant dies at his desk. Was it pressure of work or something nastier? The whiff of corruption is in the air, with even Gareth Owen, the Mamur Zapt, seen to live beyond his means – and he's the one who's supposed to be investigating the affair.
Owen's attempts to do so, aided by unlikely allies, the Grand Mufti and the monstrous Ali, take him to the heart of such sinister organisations as the Khedival Agricultural Society. But he soon realises that money speaks louder than words in Edwardian Cairo, and that the rich are notoriously tricky. Will the Mamur Zapt be up to taking them on? And will he be in time to stop the Camel of Destruction running through the city?
‘This series continues to be the most consistently delightful in current detective fiction’
GERALD KAUFMAN, 'The Scotsman'
‘Another sparkling recreation in which Pearce's heart and art drily in the right place’
JOHN COLEMAN, 'Sunday Times'
‘A plot that flexes its coils as innocently as an asp’
PHILIP OAKES, 'Literary Review'
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Harper Collins Publishers, 1995. Book Condition: Good. New Ed. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP34971486
Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Paperback. Book Condition: As New. Excellent condition with minimal visible wear. Bookseller Inventory # G0006478921I2N00
Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2714125378
Book Description HarperCollins, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. 9780006478928 Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780006478928
Book Description HarperCollins, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The Camel of Destruction (Mamur Zapt mystery) This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780006478928
Book Description HarperCollins, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # 1199715
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000233988
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited, Scarborough, ON, Canada, 1995. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. light wear, clean copy. Bookseller Inventory # 136602
Book Description Harper Collins, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Later Edition. ISBN 9780006478928. Mass Market Paperback. Reprint edition. First Printing thus. Tight sound copy in very good condition with minor edge wear. Bookseller Inventory # 6503642