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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (39 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Pearce Narrator: Nigel Carrington Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Cairo, 1909. The murder capital of the world, where deaths are two a piastre. But the death of an effendi? That is something different.

Effendis, the Egyptian elite, are important. Especially if, in a country ruled by foreigners, they happen to be foreign. Gareth Owen, the Mamur Zapt, is called in to investigate. But is he the right man to be investigating?

In some countries, if someone goes for a walk, or a boat ride with the head of the secret police and doesn't come back, it's best not to ask questions. And powerful people might have preferred Tvardovsky dead.

As the maverick financier said, before going on the shooting party, there were still crocodiles in Egypt. Of all kinds. And perhaps the place to look for them was Crocodilopolis, the ancient City of the Crocodiles, where the financiers were to hold their meeting. It is when the crocodiles start co-operating, said Tvardovsky, that you really have to watch out....

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Linda | 12/10/2011

    " It does pick up at the end, but I found the first 2/3 to be a slog. I want to like this series, because who doesn't want a virtual trip to turn of the century Cairo, but... I'm not sure the setting can redeem characters and plots that just don't grab me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bonnie | 3/29/2010

    " I was really entertained by this book. The characters are deftly portrayed as is the frustration of Egyptians who are ruled by foreigners. The reader did a very good job. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Patty | 2/23/2010

    " This was a fun, quick listen. I know very little about the British rule in Egypt and I still don't know much. But this mystery kept me interested as I drove down the road. That is all I need. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Linda | 1/1/2010

    " It does pick up at the end, but I found the first 2/3 to be a slog. I want to like this series, because who doesn't want a virtual trip to turn of the century Cairo, but... I'm not sure the setting can redeem characters and plots that just don't grab me. "

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