The Mouth of the Crocodile
by Michael Pearce

“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 on The Bride Box

Atbara, Sudan, 1913. A dead man is fished out of the River Nile. An accident – or something more sinister? A visiting Pasha from the Royal Household believes it was murder – and that he himself was the intended target. He insists that the Mamur Zapt, Head of the Khedive’s Secret Police, escorts him on his return train journey to Cairo, for protection.

It’s to be an eventful voyage. Matters take an unexpected turn when the train is stranded in the desert following a sandstorm. With the help of English schoolboy Jamie Nicholson, the Mamur Zapt pursues his investigations, convinced that at least one of his fellow passengers has a secret to hide. And what was the Pasha really doing in that remote corner of the Sudan? Could the Mamur Zapt’s deepest fears be true? Could he really be about to uncover a conspiracy against the British?


“This variation on the snowbound train full of suspicious characters is nicely done”

Publishers Weekly Starred Review

High-risk adventure, with the Mamur Zapt

Kirkus Reviews

“An excellent book in an outstanding series that belongs in all good mystery collections”


Michael Pearce

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The Mouth of the Crocodile by Michael Pearce is available in the following formats

Ebook97817801061441st March 2015N/A208$14.99
Ebook97817801061441st March 2015N/A208£4.99
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