The Mamur Zapt and the Return of the Carpet

The Mamur Zapt and the Return of the Carpet

Michael Pearce / Jun 24, 2019

The Mamur Zapt and the Return of the Carpet The Mamur Zapt head of Cairo s CID in the heyday of the indirect British rule focuses on political not police matters With the bustling new century the loosening of imperial ties and the rise of

  • Title: The Mamur Zapt and the Return of the Carpet
  • Author: Michael Pearce
  • ISBN: 9781890208776
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Mamur Zapt, head of Cairo s CID in the heyday of the indirect British rule, focuses on political, not police, matters With the bustling new century, the loosening of imperial ties, and the rise of nationalism, his is a busy office The attempted assassination of a veteran politician raises the spectre of a major terrorist statement at the capital s principal religioThe Mamur Zapt, head of Cairo s CID in the heyday of the indirect British rule, focuses on political, not police, matters With the bustling new century, the loosening of imperial ties, and the rise of nationalism, his is a busy office The attempted assassination of a veteran politician raises the spectre of a major terrorist statement at the capital s principal religious festival where the faithful celebrate the Return of the Holy Carpet from Mecca Easily navigating multiple nationalities, Captain Owen, the Welsh incumbent, bolsters the Mamur Zapt s office with the aid of a host of memorable characters.

    Mamur Zapt Mamur Zapt The Mamur Zapt is the protagonist of an award winning series of historical fiction police procedurals, written by Sudanese born novelist Michael Pearce The novels are set in Cairo at the turn of the twentieth century Egypt was ruled notionally by a khedive but Mamur Zapt Series by Michael Pearce The Mamur Zapt and the Return of the Carpet Mamur Zapt, Community Reviews Captain Garth Owen is the Mamur Zapt, the title given to the British head of Cairo s secret police It s a job that keeps him deeply involved in the investigation of political matters This first book of the series takes place in at at time when Egypt was a place of turmoil and political unrest. The Mamur Zapt The Return of the Carpet Mamur Zapt The Mamur Zapt The Return of the Carpet Mamur Zapt Mysteries Michael Pearce on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Fans of Elizabeth Peters will view Egypt through a different lens but the real flavor of this book series is Graham Greene or Mamur Zapt Audiobooks Listen to the Full Series The Mamur Zapt and the Girl in the Nile Michael Pearce Owen, as Mamur Zapt, or head of British ruled Cairo s secret police, deems it a potential crime But when the poor girl s body suddenly vanishes from its resting place, he must investigate a crime that is as substantial as the Sphinxand every bit as mystifying. Mamur Zapt and the Return of the Carpet by Michael Pearce Mamur Zapt and the Return of the Carpet by Michael Pearce The Mamur Zapt, head of Cairo s CID in the heyday of the indirect British rule, focused on political, not police, matters With the bustling new century, the loosening of imperial ties, and the rise of nationalism, his was a busy office. The Mingrelian Conspiracy Mamur Zapt, Book by Michael Poisoned Pen Press It was particularly required of the Mamur Zapt, a post traditional to, and peculiar to, Cairo Broadly, Owen was responsible for what was coming to be known as security In England the nearest equivalent was Head of the Political Branch of the Criminal Investigation Department. Fiction Book Review The Mamur Zapt and the Night of the As Mamur Zapt, his job is to keep the uneasy peace between the First met in The Mamur Zapt and the Return of the Carpet , Captain Gareth Owen is a colonial police officer in British controlled Cairo. The Fig Tree Murder A Mamur Zapt Mystery Poisoned Michael Pearce s tenth irresistible adventure for Colonial Egypt s the Mamur Zapt is fresh, funny, and Still as fertile as your favourite oasis Inevitably, as the tide of Nationalism sweeps the British Protectorate towards the realities of the dawning Twentieth

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      • Michael Pearce

        Michael Pearce grew up in the then Anglo Egyptian Sudan He returned there later to teach, and retains a human rights interest in the area He has recently retired from his academic post to write full time.


    533 Comments

    1. This book and the entire series are excellent in every way--plot, characterization, detection, color, balance--with no faults or deficiencies that I can see. The Egyptian setting (1908 through WWI to Egyptian independence) is an interesting new venue, and is presented in wonderful detail, knowledgeably and sympathetically. I've read them all, and am re-reading them, with great pleasure.



    2. This is the second in the series I've tried. Like the Egyptian setting and I he characterizations. Plots, not surprisingly, are primarily political, not really my copy and f tea, but enjoyable , all. In all


    3. Captain Garth Owen is the Mamur Zapt, the title given to the British head of Cairo's secret police. It's a job that keeps him deeply involved in the investigation of political matters. This first book of the series takes place in 1908 at at time when Egypt was a place of turmoil and political unrest. When an attempted assassination of a local politician occurs, the matter seems at first to be a personal revenge attack, but before long Captain Owen believes there's more to the story than he origi [...]


    4. This was an interesting novel, albeit average. Pearce creates this easy-going and smart character that acts as a CID in Cairo but only for specific security-related crimes. After an attempt to assassinate a high-ranked politician he is dragged into a search for the men behind the attempt unveiling a bigger plot in the background. The Mamur Zapt is funny and engaging, while far too good to be true regarding the political and discrimination aspects. It was very interesting to see the peak of colon [...]


    5. THE MAMUR ZAPT AND THE RETURN OF THE CARPET - GMichael Pearce – 1st in seriesSet in 1908 Cairo, Captain Gareth Owen, the Mamur Zapt (head of Cairo’s CID, focused on political, not police, matters), investigates the attempted murder of prominent politician and philanderer Nuri Pasha. Ostensibly the target of revenge by an enraged relative of his newest conquest, the attack on Pasha takes on different dimensions when the weapon turns out to have been stolen from the British Army, leading Owen [...]


    6. I found this book boring. Little happens of purpose. There is running around the streets and back alleys of Cairo and you wonder what people are doing because nothing of any importance is going on. The ending lacks what we call drama. Or interest. Dull, dull, dull. This is not the Egypt of Lawrence Durrell. It may be that the eponymous Mamur Zapt becomes more interesting in one of the next fourteen!!! books. He could hardly become less. The characters outside of the Brits [this is the period of [...]


    7. Cairo, Egypt towards the end of British rule, is in a tumultuous state. There are several political factions, conspiracies, dealings and intrigue. Amidst the attempted assassination of a politician, the Mamur Zapt is given the duty of security for the religious celebration of the return of the Holy Carpet. The author created the atmosphere of the time and painted the picture quite well. I felt I was walking the streets, seeing the sites, sensing the smells and feeling the heat of Cairo as I jour [...]


    8. Witty, and tightly written mysteries with some anthropology thrown in.Funny author's statement:"Michael Pearce grew up in the (then) Anglo-Egyptian Sudan among the political and other tensions he draws on for this book. He returned there later to teach and retains a human rights interest in the area. In between whiles his career has followed the standard academic rake's progress from teaching to writing to editing to administration. He finds international politics a pallid imitation of academic [...]


    9. In this first book of several by Pearce, we are introduced to Owen - the Mamur Zapt - and all the other British and Egyptian governmental officials, as well as many dignitaries. Owen, the Mamur Zapt, who is British, is in charge of discovering and stopping any military/governmental plots.At first I almost gave up reading the book, because of all the different names and titles of the characters. Once I got most of them sorted out, things made more sense. This story is more about putting together [...]


    10. I was looking forward to this series but don't know if I will continue. This book is about 95% short sentences of conversation, a format I have never liked and would be most appreciated by those who like short, quick reads with little description. In fact, I don't even know what the main character, Gareth, looks like. Maybe that was in one of the parts I skimmed over! It's not that it is a boring book, but politics and interagency squabbling gets old fast.


    11. This was a thoroughly enjoyable read. It didn't drag on too long nor did anything feel rushed. The characters were well-drawn and those that needed to be likeable were. Having read Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody novels I felt I knew the Cairo described but this was a different perspective on it which was interesting and enjoyable. I look forward to reading more of this series.


    12. A fine mystery set in 1909 colonial Egypt and focusing on the chief of the secret police. It is not a serious or angry novel of anti-colonialism, but laughs at both the Egyptian upper class and the British who occupy. Wonderful descriptions of Cairo and of human foibles and follies.


    13. The good imperialist strikes in the form of the Mamur Zapt, head of the British CID in 1908 Egypt. More of a thriller than a mystery, one appreciates how the colonial machinations undermined Egyptian democracy with such tragic consequences in the news today.



    14. Interesting story set in pre-WWI Egypt under the Brits. Decent story which sets up future novels but is a little light on tension.


    15. If you enjoy Agatha Christie’s books with more exotic settings, such as Egypt and Asia, you may also like this series with a Welsh detective who works with the British in turn-of-the-century Cairo.


    16. This should really be a 2.5. The setting was really fun, but the mystery and several of the characters (as well as the romance) were pretty dang weak.


    17. I didn't know much about Egypt at this time so that was interesting. I wish the descriptions had been more vivid. I didn't really feel like I was there.


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