Browse

A Death in the Medina

James von Leyden

Published on: 01/08/2019

Genre: , , ,



Death stalks the medina of Marrakech . . .


Marrakech, August.
 It is the start of Ramadan, the hottest in memory. Among the few foreigners left in the sweltering city are a riad owner, her French boyfriend and an English girl whose bag has been stolen after a hen weekend. At the local commissariat 24-year old detective Karim Belkacem is struggling to fast while holding down two jobs to pay for his sister’s wedding. On the day that the English girl comes to him for help, a Moroccan girl is found dead, her body dumped in a handcart. Investigating, Karim uncovers a world of shadowy predators and ancient secrets hidden behind the high walls of the medina.

Clever, captivating and colourful; an absorbing thriller rich in atmosphere’ Philip Gwynne Jones, author of The Venetian Game and Vengeance in Venice



You Might Also Like:

The Paper Bark Tree Mystery

Newcomer

A Midsummer’s Equation

A Cold Death in Amsterdam

Snakepit


About the author:

James von Leyden

James von Leyden grew up in Durham and studied Philosophy & Modern Languages at Oxford University. He worked for thirty years as an advertising copywriter. He first visited Morocco in 1985, leading to a life-long love affair with the country. He is married with two children and divides his time between Lewes, East Sussex and […]


Click to see Crime Vault reader reviews

Currently no reviews

Leave your review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use limited HTML for formatting your review and linking

*