Mamur Zapt

19 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 47 ratings

The Mingrelian Conspiracy Summary

Cairo of 1908 lives by and in its cafes. Now, suddenly, Cairo's cafe culture is threatened by gangs in the protection business. The task falls to Gareth Owen, the Mamur Zapt and head of the secret police, to find out who is behind this threat to Cairo.
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

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  • Book 3

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  • Book 4

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  • Book 5

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  • Book 6

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  • Book 7

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  • Book 8

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  • Book 9

    • The Mingrelian Conspiracy

    • By: Michael Pearce
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Cairo of 1908 lives by and in its cafes. Now, suddenly, Cairo's cafe culture is threatened by gangs in the protection business. The task falls to Gareth Owen, the Mamur Zapt and head of the secret police, to find out who is behind this threat to Cairo.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Melting Pot

    • By Christine on 19-06-16

    Regular price: £14.69

  • Book 10

    • The Fig Tree Murder

    • By: Michael Pearce
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    When a body is found on the new electric railway line, Owen has to discover whether this is just another of Egypt's revenge killings or whether the murdered man had got caught up with the power groups jostling for position around the new railway.

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  • Book 11

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  • Book 12

    • The Death of an Effendi

    • By: Michael Pearce
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Cairo, 1909. The murder capital of the world, where deaths are two a piastre. But the death of an effendi? That is something different. Effendis, the Egyptian elite, are important. Especially if, in a country ruled by foreigners, they happen to be foreign. Gareth Owen, the Mamur Zapt, is called in to investigate. But is he the right man to be investigating?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Details Galore

    • By Zeinab on 25-11-16

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  • Book 13

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  • Book 14

    • The Face in the Cemetery

    • By: Michael Pearce
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Egypt, 1914. It is the beginning of the war and Gareth Owen, Mamur Zapt and Head of Cairo’s Secret Police, is given the unhappy task of rounding up enemy aliens. But, in a land where adoption of foreign nationality is a popular means of avoiding trial by an Egyptian court, determining who counts as German proves contentious. And then there’s the face in the cemetery.

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  • Book 15

    • The Point in the Market

    • By: Michael Pearce
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    As the clouds of World War I threaten to engulf Egypt, Gareth Owen, the Mamur Zapt, head of the Secret Police, confronts a series of personal and professional challenges, from the pitfalls of his marriage, to a riot in Cairo's Camel Market.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Window Into the Past

    • By John L. on 16-01-09

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  • Book 16

    • The Mark of the Pasha

    • A Mamur Zapt Mystery
    • By: Michael Pearce
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Gareth Cadwallader Owen is the Mamur Zapt, the Head of the Khedive's Secret Police. However, unlike his British colleagues, Owen works for the Khedive. It's not a comfortable perch, as agitation for political and social restructuring grows. Furthermore, Owen is married to a pasha's daughter, Zeinab, herself straddling a cultural divide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Egypt comes to life

    • By Kate on 12-07-13

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  • Book 17

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  • Book 18

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  • Book 19

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