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  • DOGSTAR RISING: A Makana Mystery. by Bilal, Parker (pseudonym of Jamal Mahjoub)
    Bilal, Parker (pseudonym of Jamal Mahjoub)
    DOGSTAR RISING: A Makana Mystery.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York Bloomsbury (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel featuring private investigator Makana, who had fled his home in the Sudan a decade earlier. "It is the summer of 2001, and in the crowded streets of Cairo, Makana finds himself uncovering a web of intrigue, violence, and secrecy that reaches deep into the heart of Egypt's politics." 384 pp. ISBN: 978-1-608198719.

    Condition: Very near fine in like dust jacket (corner slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 60726
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  • THE FORWARDING AGENT. by Kark, Austen.
    Kark, Austen.
    THE FORWARDING AGENT.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Toby Press, (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - ".a contemporary spy novel . . . The narrator-hero, Ben Bolton, alias David Ditchling, an ex-marine officer, is in Cairo completing some private business when by chance he is caught up in a terrorist attack on a bus-load of Armenian tourists. Standing bes ide an elderly Armenian woman, he instinctively throws himself down on top of her to protect her from the hail of bullets. He saves her life but is himself wounded" (P. D. James) 221 pp. ISBN: 1902881028.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated boards with a blue cloth spine, no dust jacket, as issued (name on half title page, corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 64923
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  • MOON TIGER by Lively, Penelope.
    Lively, Penelope.
    MOON TIGER

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Grove Press, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - Booker Prize winner. As a woman lies dying, she reflects back on her long and adventurous life, as a newspaper correspondent, historical novelist, wife, mother, lover - but her thoughts focus repeatedly on a passionate love affair in Cairo during World War II. 208 pp. ISBN: 0-8021-10274.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 24899
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  • RESURRECTION. by Malarkey, Tucker.
    Malarkey, Tucker.
    RESURRECTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books / Penguin, 2006. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Drawing upon the actual discovery of the Lost Gospels of Nag Hammadi in the desert south of Cairo at the end of World War II, this features British nurse Gemma Bastian who travels to Cairo after the death of her father. "While she's there she stumbles across her father's last and most closely guarded archaeological project, one that could change the Christian world forever: the discovery of the legendary Lost Gospels." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Map, timeline, terminology and a note of Gnosticism. 374 pp. ISBN: 1-59448919X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (some toning to the edge of the textblock)

    Book ID: 77897
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  • IMPRESSIONS EN ROUTE. by McCarthy, E. Avery.
    McCarthy, E. Avery.
    IMPRESSIONS EN ROUTE.

    Edition: First edition.

    Los Angeles: Saturday Night Publishing Company, 1928. Hardcover first edition - First publication in book form of the author's letters from a Mediterranean trip - a journey which took him to Madeira, Granada, Seville, Tunis, Carthage, Athens, Constantinople, Cairo, Thebes, Abydos, Luxor, Capri, and elsewhere. Full of interesting sidelights and comments - for example, Henry Timkin, the inventor of the revolutionary tapered roller bearings, and his wife were among the passengers and this leads to a digression on the need in California of faster transcontinental railroads; a brief comment "oil makes the world go round. Will oil be the cause of a future conflict?" Illustrated with 22 half-tone photographic plates by the author, with titled tissue guards. 117 pp. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Very good- in quarter green cloth over grey boards, decorated in gilt. Paper label on spine is no longer legible and the title was written in ink underneath it. Sunning to the spine and tidemark along outer edges of the boards.

    Book ID: 59270
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  • LORD OF THE SILENT. by Peters, Elizabeth [Barbara Mertz].
    Peters, Elizabeth [Barbara Mertz].
    LORD OF THE SILENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 2001. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A mystery featuring Egyptologist Amelia Peabody, set in Cairo during World War I. SIGNED on the title page. Map endpapers. 404 pp. ISBN: 0-380-978849.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65541
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