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Pearce, Michael 1933-

Overview
Works: 69 works in 424 publications in 3 languages and 14,572 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Historical fiction  Spy stories 
Roles: Author, Director
Classifications: PR6066.E166,
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Publications by Michael Pearce
Most widely held works by Michael Pearce
A dead man in Trieste by Michael Pearce( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 751 libraries worldwide
Introduces Seymour of Special Branch, a new series set in British embassies and consulates of Europe in the early 1900s
A dead man in Barcelona by Michael Pearce( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 585 libraries worldwide
Barcelona, 1912-a city still recovering from the dramatic incidents of the so-called "Tragic Week" when Catalonian conscripts bound for the unpopular war in Spanish Morocco had rebelled at the city's dockside against the royalist forces. In the fighting, many were killed, and afterward, even more imprisoned, including an Englishman, who was later found dead in his cell. The dead man had been a prominent businessman in Gibraltar, so what was he doing in Barcelona? And how did he really meet his end-murdered, in a prison cell? The case, in Gibraltar's view, cries out for investigation-and by someone independent of the Spanish authorities. So Scotland Yard dispatches Seymour of the Special Branch
The face in the cemetery : a Mamur Zapt mystery by Michael Pearce( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 556 libraries worldwide
With the 1914 outbreak of war in Europe, Gareth Owen, the Mamur Zapt, must round up enemy aliens in Egypt, but his mission is undermined by the desecration of a cemetery filled with cat mummies and the appearance of a corpse in the necropolis
Death of an effendi : a Mamur Zapt mystery by Michael Pearce( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 539 libraries worldwide
Cairo, 1909. The murder capital of the world, where deaths are two a piastre. But the death of Tvardosky, an effendi? That is something different. Effendi - the Egyptian elite - are important. Gareth Owen, the Chief of Cairo's Secret Police (the Mamur Zapt), is called in to investigate. It seems powerful people might have preferred Tvardosky dead before the financier's meeting in Crocodilopolis
A dead man in Naples by Michael Pearce( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 libraries worldwide
Naples, 1913. Sun-baked, blue-skied, and with its amazing bay. One of the most beautiful spots in Italy - but also, one of the most backward. Into that world is sent a minor British consular official, Scampion, banished from Florence because he has allowed himself to be caught up in the mad social whirl surrounding D'Annunzio, the famous Italian poet, Nationalist and revolutionary. Scampion brings with him from Florence the new craze that is sweeping Italy: bicycling. And one day as he walks home after a road race that he has been organizing, he is stabbed to death. Nothing extraordinary about that in Naples - it happens all the time - but his wallet was not taken, a fact that is remarkable. Could Scampion's murder have something to do with the racing? Bicycling may seem like a harmless pursuit but in Italy passions run high and Neopolitans, too, are great gamblers; they gamble on anything, including bicycle races. And where there is gambling, in Naples there is usually the Camorra, the powerful Neopolitan secret society. But then the Foreign Office receives a tip off that the murder may be more complicated. It might be linked to high politics in Rome. And that's when Seymour, the foreigner from the F.O, is sent South to investigate
A dead man in Athens by Michael Pearce( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 518 libraries worldwide
When the prime minister of 1913 Greece hatches a poorly received plan to unite his people throughout the Mediterranean, CID Foreign Office investigator Seymour is dispatched by Scotland Yard to address the ensuing chaos
A Cold touch of ice : a Mamur Zapt mystery by Michael Pearce( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 506 libraries worldwide
The murder of an Italian man in backstreet 1912 Cairo spells trouble for Gareth Owen, the Mamur Zapt, British Chief of Cairo's Secret Police, as he uncovers a possible ethnic cleansing plot and a hidden cache of weapons
The Mamur Zapt and the night of the dog by Michael Pearce( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 502 libraries worldwide
Captain Owen, "Mamur Zapt", the head of Political CID in Edwardian Cairo, is called in when a dog's body is found in a Coptic tomb, the ultimate Moslem insult. It is part of a pattern of harassment and murder extending up to government level, which will need all the Mamur Zapt's guile to unravel
The Mamur Zapt and the return of the carpet by Michael Pearce( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 498 libraries worldwide
The Mamur Zapat, head of Cairo's CID in the heyday of 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 attempted assassination of a veteran politician raises the specter of a major terrorist statement at the capital's principal religious festival where the faithful celebrate the Return of the Holy Carpet from Mecca
The Mamur Zapt and the girl in the Nile by Michael Pearce( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and French and held by 494 libraries worldwide
In colonial Egypt, Captain Garth Owen of the British police investigates the drowning of a woman from the yacht of a local prince, his work hampered by the disappearance of her body, as well as political considerations. By the author of The Mamur Zapt and the Men Behind
The mark of the pasha : a Mamur Zapt mystery by Michael Pearce( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 490 libraries worldwide
The Great War has ended and Gareth Cadwallader Owen, who has spent his career defusing political time bombs, learns from his agents, some Greek and some Egyptian, that the streets of Cairo have been made dangerous by threats of real bombs. The first order of business is to ward them off. The second is to insure the safety of an impending major European delegation to the capital. What does it all have to do with Owen's shiny new motor car?
The snake catcher's daughter : a Mamur Zapt mystery by Michael Pearce( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 481 libraries worldwide
Gareth Owen, aka the Mamur Zapt, investigates when it emerges that Cairo's senior policemen are the subject of a smear campaign
The bride box by Michael Pearce( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 463 libraries worldwide
Cairo, 1912. The Pasha receives an unexpected gift. When opened, however, the box contains an unwelcome jolt from the past--one which connects with practices long thought dead. At the same time, a little girl is discovered riding under a train from Luxor--and the Mamur Zapt, Head of the Khedive's Secret Police, is called in to investigate
The camel of destruction : a Mamur Zapt mystery by Michael Pearce( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 457 libraries worldwide
"Cairo, 1910. Captain Owen, The Mamur Zapt, is the head of Egypt's Political CID in the heyday of British Rule. He is ultimately responsible for law and order int he Khedive's Cairo. When the rules, whether obvious or hidden, are flouted, he steps into action although it sometimes looks like he's merely stepped sideways, out of the way."--Jacket
The mouth of the crocodile by Michael Pearce( Book )
6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 447 libraries worldwide
"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 Khedives Secret Police, escorts him on his return train journey to Cairo, for protection. It's to be an eventful voyage"--Dust jacket flap
A dead man in Tangier by Michael Pearce( Book )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 libraries worldwide
Tangiers in 1912 is an unusual city -- sometimes the police are there, and sometimes they aren't. When Seymour of Scotland Yard arrives to investigate a murder things inevitably go wrong
The Mamur Zapt and the donkey-vous by Michael Pearce( Book )
19 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 445 libraries worldwide
Mr. Colthorpe Hartley disappears and Monsieur Moulin also disappeared. No one has actually seen either victim vanish. Owen had better unravel it quickly and where better place to start from than the donkey-vous beneath the terrace, home of Cairo's humble but enterprising youths who hire out donkeys for photographs
The point in the market : a Mamur Zapt mystery by Michael Pearce( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 435 libraries worldwide
It's World War I. Britain has ruled Egypt since 1881 under a shadow government headed by its Agent and Consul General under the nominal authority of Egypt's hereditary ruler the Khedive. The head of the Secret Police is the Mamur Zapt, an office currently held by a Welshman, Captain Gareth Cadwallader Owen. And as the clouds of the war further darken Egypt's sun-lit skies, he has his hands full. On the professional front, there's all that commotion that started in Cairo's Camel Market. On the personal side, Owen has married his longtime lover, the lovely Pasha's daughter, Zeinab, a move with serious consequences for both of them and riddled with political and social pitfalls. Neither can be fully accepted by the other's culture and community. Against this, the perils of the Great War pale. This remarkable series is penned by a former Anglo-Egyptian civil servant who succeeds in bringing a vibrant, conflict-packed age to life in a manner that illuminates the situation we face today
The Mamur Zapt and the men behind by Michael Pearce( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 409 libraries worldwide
Mamur Zapt, head of Cairo's Secret Police, dodges wild bombs and stray bullets in an attempt to learn why civil servants are being pursued and attacked by unknown assailants
A dead man in Istanbul by Michael Pearce( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
The Second secretary of the embassy in Istanbul has died in decidedly strange circumstances while attempting to swim the Dardanelles Straits, the passage between Europe and Asia, heavily used by warships, liner, tankers and cargo vessels of all kinds. A romantic attempt to repeat the legendary feat of Leander, as the embassy claims? Or an attempt to spy out a possible landing place for a British military expedition, as the Turks insist? Whichever, Cunningham has ended up with a bullet in his head
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Smith, Michael, 1933 July 23-

Michael Pearce britisk skribent
Michael Pearce Brits schrijver
Michael Pearce brittisk författare
Michael Pearce écrivain britannique
Michael Pearce englischer Schriftsteller
Michael Pearce English writer
Pearce, M.
Pearce, M. R. 1933-
Pearce, M. R. (Michael Roger), 1933-
Майкл Пирс
ピアス, マイクル
Languages
English (195)
French (9)
Dutch (4)
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