Pearce, Michael 1933-
Most widely held works by Michael Pearce
The mark of the pasha : a Mamur Zapt mystery by Michael Pearce ( Book )
51 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 1,110 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?
A dead man in Trieste by Michael Pearce ( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 775 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 Athens by Michael Pearce ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 634 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 dead man in Barcelona by Michael Pearce ( Book )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 543 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.
A dead man in Istanbul by Michael Pearce ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 536 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.
The Mamur Zapt and the night of the dog by Michael Pearce ( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 533 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 men behind by Michael Pearce ( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and French and held by 520 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.
The Mamur Zapt and the return of the carpet by Michael Pearce ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 519 libraries worldwide
Captain Owen, alias "The Mamur Zapt," uncovers who is behind a bungled assassination attempt and locates 3 missing black market grenades which threaten a holiday procession in Cairo .
The Mamur Zapt and the girl in the Nile by Michael Pearce ( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and French and held by 492 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.
A dead man in Naples by Michael Pearce ( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
Lionel Scampion, British consul in Naples, has been stabbed to death while bicycling through the piazza of the Porta Carmine. According to his sister, he had no enemies. The Neapolitan police suggest he was murdered by a bicycle-racing rival. In Naples, every mystery is attributed to the Camorra, a powerful criminal society; could its members be involved? Scampion enthusiastically backed the Italian invasion of Libya and befriended army officers of the newly formed Italian Bicycle Brigade. Now the Foreign Office in London has heard that international politics emanating from Rome might have been involved. Seymour of the Special Branch is sent to find out the motive for the murder and, incidentally, to identify the culprit.
A dead man in Tangier by Michael Pearce ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 422 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 )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and French and held by 417 libraries worldwide
4th in the Mamur Zapt series, Cadwallader Owen is puzzled by the lack of witnesses when two men, one French, the other British, disappear from the terrace of Shepheard's Hotel. Not even the sharp-eyed donkey rental boys who are forever gabbing at their "donkey-vous" near Shepheard's terrace seem to know anything.
The Mamur Zapt and the spoils of Egypt by Michael Pearce ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 401 libraries worldwide
In colonial Egypt, Capt. Gareth Owen of the British police investigates the smuggling of antiquities out of the country. The probe is complicated by interference from a rich American lady who thinks she has the answers and who makes Owen's woman jealous.
A dead man in Malta by Michael Pearce ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
This entry in the series finds Sandor Seymour of the Foreign Office traveling from early 20th-century London to Malta, where he investigates a possible link between a hot air balloon crash and a string of suspicious deaths.
The face in the cemetery by Michael Pearce ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Egypt, 1914. It's the beginning of the war and Mamur Zapt is given the task of rounding up enemy aliens. Nationality is a slipperything in cosmopolitan Egypt. Who counts as German? Whose face is in the cemetery?
Dmitri and the milk drinkers by Michael Pearce ( Book )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Russia in the 1890s, and a window of reform opens up in the oppressive Tsarist legal regime. Dmitri, a young lawyer, is just the man to jump through it, but not before he has dealt with the business of Anna, a young woman who has mysteriously disappeared from the regional Court House. It looks as if she has been shipped off by mistake to Siberia. Is this a bureaucratic bungle of enormous proportions or something more calculated?
The Mingrelian conspiracy by Michael Pearce ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Cairo cafe culture in 1908 has become threatened by gangs in the protection business. Gareth and head of Cairo's secret police, must solve the gang connections quickly because a plot is brewing, aimed at a Russian Grand Duke whose visit is imminent.
The point in the market by Michael Pearce ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
It's World War I. Britain has ruled Egypt since 1881 under a shadow government headed by its Agent and Consul General. 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.
The mark of the pasha by Michael Pearce ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Gareth Cadwallader Owen is the Mamur Zapt, the Head of the Khedive's Secret Police. He's spent his career defusing political time bombs, and he learns from his agents, some Greek and Egyptian, that the streets 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.
The camel of destruction by Michael Pearce ( Book )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
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Pearce, M. R. (Michael Roger), 1933-
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