The Mamur Zapt and the Donkey-vous

The Mamur Zapt and the Donkey-vous[Reading] ➾ The Mamur Zapt and the Donkey-vous By Michael Pearce – Heartforum.co.uk Tourists are quite safe provided they don t do anything stupidly reckless, so Captain Owen, the Mamur Zapt, Head of Cairo s Political CID under British Rule, assures the press But what of Monsieur Mou Zapt and Kindle Ï Tourists are quite safe provided they don t do anything stupidly reckless, so Captain Owen, the Mamur Zapt, Head of Cairo s Political CID under The Mamur Kindle - British Rule, assures the press But what of Monsieur Moulin, kidnapped from taking tea on the terrace at Shepheard s Hotel How has Mr Colthorpe Hartley Mamur Zapt and PDF/EPUB Â also disappeared No one has actually seen either victim vanish Are these ordinary crimes Are they intended as deliberately symbolic blows at the British Or are they just a means of discouraging tourism Owen had better unravel it quickly, or else And where better to start from than the donkey vous beneath the terrace, home of Cairo s humble but enterprising youths who hire out their donkeys for photographs and rides Follow the Mamur Zapt s career through The Mamur Zapt and the Return of the Carpet and The Night of the Dog, both republished by Poisoned Pen Press.

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • The Mamur Zapt and the Donkey-vous
  • Michael Pearce
  • English
  • 14 November 2019
  • 0006471080

10 thoughts on “The Mamur Zapt and the Donkey-vous

  1. Martin says:

    A kidnapped Frenchman is not really a case for the Mamur Zapt, but it is political so Owen s skills are needed.Travel back in time to the British advised ruled Egypt of 1909 to delight in this abduction mystery A spy network for all occasions including ransom demands If you re so worried about it, Nikos said, I could ask our man at the hotel to keep an eye open for it Have we got a man at the hotel We ve got a man at all the hotels The main ones It doesn t cost much, he assured Owen A kidnapped Frenchman is not really a case for the Mamur Zapt, but it is political so Owen s skills are needed.Travel back in time to the British advised ruled Egypt of 1909 to delight in this abduction mystery A spy network for all occasions including ransom demands If you re so worried about it, Nikos said, I could ask our man at the hotel to keep an eye open for it Have we got a man at the hotel We ve got a man at all the hotels The main ones It doesn t cost much, he assured Owen, thinking he detected a shade of concern and assuming, naturally, that the concern was financial and not moral.On becoming Mamur Zapt Owen had inherited a huge information network, which Nikos administered with pride What was striking about it was not its size, since a highly developed political secret service was normal in the Ottoman Empire and the British had merely taken it over, nor its ability to find informers, since people came cheap in Cairo rather, it was its efficiency, which was not at all characteristic of the Ottoman Empire It was, however, characteristic of Nikos, who brought the pure passion of the born bureaucrat to his work Even telling the truth to a jealous girlfriend can end up as an argument, especially when she is Zeinab How disillusioning , said Lucy There I was hoping that what had brought you here was the attraction of my big blue eyes when all the time you are merely getting on with your work I am combining work with pleasure A little work and a lot of pleasure At least you have the proportions right, said Lucy You were, if you remember, going to tell me exactly what was your work, Mamur Zapt Well said Owen How fascinating said Lucy Colthorpe Hartley, resting her elbows on the table and her chin on her hands and gazing straight into his eyes It didn t look like work to me, said Zeinab.Zeinab, unfortunately, had passed by in an arabeah on her way home from her hairdresser s I was asking her about the street vendors Oh yes, said Zeinab sceptically Yes I was I wanted to know if they were always the same You see, if they were, they might have been there when Moulin was kidnapped and seen something You were trying to see something, said Zeinab You were looking down the front of her dress For heaven s sake She was across the table How could I She was leaning forward Deliberately Anyway she didn t have on that sort of dress You see You did try For God s sake said Owen, aware that he had lost yet another argument with Zeinab If they were, they might have been there when Moulin was kidnapped and seen something You were trying to see something, said Zeinab You were looking down the front of her dress For heaven s sake She was across the table How could I She was leaning forward Deliberately Anyway she didn t have on that sort of dress You see You did try For God s sake said Owen, aware that he had lost yet another argument with Zeinab Fresh fruit The strawberry seller took one of his strawberries, put it in his mouth and then restored it to the pile glistening with moisture It looked fresher andtempting that way The vendors jostled for Lucy s attention This time the strawberry seller won Lucy stretched out a hand toward the strawberries I wouldn t do that if I were you, said Owen hastily, remembering.Political kidnappings, a vast ransom with the background of old Cairo and the famous Shepheard s hotel make a delightful story Enjoy

  2. Tom Mc Kenna says:

    What I truly enjoy about this historically fictionalized series is the setting of turn of the century Egypt Even though the characters are the made up imaginings of the author including the Mamur Zapt an abundance of the political atmosphere is based on fact, as well as the number of countries involved in the running of Egypt s politics and economy I find it quite enlightening and also disconcerting of how everybody wanted a piece of the Egyptian pie.

  3. Miss Lemon says:

    Excellent descriptions of locale Neat character descriptions down to the donkey boys Gotta find a fewin this series.

  4. Simon Mcleish says:

    Originally published on my blog here in October 2000.The third Mamur Zapt novel I think is very like the other one I have read The Men Behind The whole series is going to consist of gentle, amusing crime stories set in Cairo about a century ago They re very enjoyable, so similarity won t stop me continuing to read them.The plot of this novel is about an investigation into kidnappings of tourists from the terrace of Shepheards, the most exclusive hotel in Cairo The major mystery is how pre Originally published on my blog here in October 2000.The third Mamur Zapt novel I think is very like the other one I have read The Men Behind The whole series is going to consist of gentle, amusing crime stories set in Cairo about a century ago They re very enjoyable, so similarity won t stop me continuing to read them.The plot of this novel is about an investigation into kidnappings of tourists from the terrace of Shepheards, the most exclusive hotel in Cairo The major mystery is how presumably unwilling victims could disappear without anyone seeing it happen, in a place not only thronged by hotel guests but full of anxious vendors The donkey vous of the absurd title is like a taxi rank, with donkeys for hire, outside the hotel.Entertaining, easy on the mind an excellent book to relax with

  5. LJ says:

    THE MAMUR ZAPT AND THE DONKEY VOUS Traditional Mystery Captain Cadwallader Owen Egypt 1908 VGPearce, Michael 3rd in seriesMysterious Press, 1993, US Paperback ISBN 0446401811First Sentence Owen arrived at the hotel shortly afterward Captain Cadwallader Owen, the Mamur Zapt responsible for investigating crimes of a political nature in Cairo, doesn t expect to be involved with the disappearance of a Frenchman Once an Englishman is kidnapped, Owen is brought in to investigate and fin THE MAMUR ZAPT AND THE DONKEY VOUS Traditional Mystery Captain Cadwallader Owen Egypt 1908 VGPearce, Michael 3rd in seriesMysterious Press, 1993, US Paperback ISBN 0446401811First Sentence Owen arrived at the hotel shortly afterward Captain Cadwallader Owen, the Mamur Zapt responsible for investigating crimes of a political nature in Cairo, doesn t expect to be involved with the disappearance of a Frenchman Once an Englishman is kidnapped, Owen is brought in to investigate and finds this is the third recent kidnapping to take place There were no witnesses to the kidnappings, even though the last two were in plain site during the day, a myriad of possible motives, and the government alternating between whether Owen should investigate or not With the help of his friend Mahmoud, his lover Zeinab, and the industrious donkey boys Owen must try to find the missing men while they are still alive I am so glad I found this series Pearce clearly knows his subject well and conveys wonderfully the period, mix of nationalities, cultures and political intricacies involved I love his characters Owen who is Welsh not British and can be mistaken for Egyptian his friendship with Mahmoud and the delicate dance he must perform to do his job Humor, flirtation, intrigue, and a fascinating puzzle combine to make this a delightful traditional mystery

  6. P.D.R. Lindsay says:

    This is one of my favourite Mamur Zapt novels I enjoy the justice meted out and the glorious dialogue between the investigating officers the Mamur Zapt, Owen, and the Parquet inspector, Owen s friend, Mahmoud and the itinerant sellers, the snake charmer and the donkey boys The story line is as humourous as it is serious and Pearce s dialogue, the one liners between the British characters or Owen and his mistress, is brilliant.Anyone enjoying hist mysts, humour, clever writing and Egypt in This is one of my favourite Mamur Zapt novels I enjoy the justice meted out and the glorious dialogue between the investigating officers the Mamur Zapt, Owen, and the Parquet inspector, Owen s friend, Mahmoud and the itinerant sellers, the snake charmer and the donkey boys The story line is as humourous as it is serious and Pearce s dialogue, the one liners between the British characters or Owen and his mistress, is brilliant.Anyone enjoying hist mysts, humour, clever writing and Egypt in the early 1900s should enjoy this novel.Highly recommended to readers who like good writing, good story telling and have a sense of humour

  7. Dana Stabenow says:

    Omg This one you have to read for the interrogation of the flower seller, the strawberry seller, and the filthy post card seller.

  8. Linda Amos says:

    Another wonderful story Evocative of Cairo at the time I d call this cosy crime an easy read, no gore, plenty of characters and a good story.

  9. Liz V. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here A man disappears from the terrace of the Shepheard Hotel A ransom note duly arrives, and the Mamur Zapt has every intention of steering clear of a purely criminal case In early 20th Century Egypt, however, no case is without political implications In this case, the victim is a Frenchman with connections, by marriage, to the president of France and business interests with high ranking officials.

  10. Mary Ellen says:

    A light, enjoyable procedural set in early 20th century Cairo The crimes are not too horrifying, the pace is a leisurely but the book is a quick read I can now picture myself sitting on the terrace of Sheapard s in late afternoon, enjoying my tea and the colorful scene passing on the street below And the view of a different place at a different time is the chief attraction of this series.I just wish that, rather than the Welshman who is the Mamur Zapt of the title a kind of head of crowd c A light, enjoyable procedural set in early 20th century Cairo The crimes are not too horrifying, the pace is a leisurely but the book is a quick read I can now picture myself sitting on the terrace of Sheapard s in late afternoon, enjoying my tea and the colorful scene passing on the street below And the view of a different place at a different time is the chief attraction of this series.I just wish that, rather than the Welshman who is the Mamur Zapt of the title a kind of head of crowd control sort of positionnot quite police, not quite Intelligence, not quite diplomat , I wish the author had made his Egyptian colleague the center of the story Perhaps then there would be fewer wince inducing references to the natives by one or another of the British characters

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