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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Around the World in 80 Murders: Middle East and Arab Countries

Sleuth your way around the world, explore novel destinations, and help catch a killer as you go…Around the World in 80 Murders

Middle East and Arab Countries

A Woman in Jerusalem by Abraham B. Yehoshua 
The body of a woman killed in a terrorist bombing is claimed by the Human Resources manager of the bakery where she worked. Who was she and why did she come to Jerusalem?

The Mosaic of Shadows by Tom Harper
Byzantium, 1096. A mysterious assassin releases an arrow aimed at the emperor, but he has more than just a man in his sights. A keystone of a crumbling empire, the emperor is the solitary figure holding all the enemies in check. And if he falls, the mightiest power in Christendom will be torn apart.

My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk
In Istanbul, in the late 1590s, the Sultan secretly commissions a great book: a celebration of his life and his empire, to be illuminated by the best artists of the day - in the European manner. But when one of the miniaturists is murdered, their master has to seek outside help. Did the dead painter fall victim to professional rivalry, romantic jealousy, or religious terror?

Night Falls on Damascus by Frederick Highland
In 1930s French controlled Syria, a police inspector, investigating the gruesome murder of woman known as a social reformer, finds that she apparently had a dark side. But rather than a gruesome crime of passion, this murder seems to have political overtones of a kind more sinister and elusive than originally believed.

Murder in Jerusalem by Batya Gur 
A woman's body is discovered in the wardrobe warehouses of Israel Television, and a tangled and bloody trail of detection begins through the corridors and studios of Israel's official television station, and through the fears, loves, and contradictions of the people who work there.

The Last Prophecy by Jon Land
Sixty years after making a bizarre discovery under a body-filled trench in a Nazi concentration camp, the survivors of the medical unit responsible are being systematically murdered, and  a massacre in a Palestinian village could be tied to the killings.

Assassins of Athens by Jeffrey Siger
The body of the teenage son of one of Greece’s wealthiest wheeler-dealers is found behind a seedy gay bar. Within days his family flees the country. As bodies start dropping, it is increasingly difficult to dismiss hints of a colossal conspiracy—one that might stretch to the loftiest levels of Athenian society as well as way back into its bloodstained past.

A Darker God by Barbara Cleverly
In 1928 in Athens, archeologist Sir Andrew Merriman directs a production of Aeschylus's Agamemnon in the Athenian amphitheatre. During a dress rehearsal, Sir Andrew replaces the dummy in the bathtub stabbing scene. He is dead with a knife to his heart as his wife  and his former lover watch the practice session.

House Justice by Mike Lawson
An American defense contractor goes to Iran to sell missile technology, and the CIA knows all about it thanks to a spy in Tehran. But the story is leaked to an ambitious journalist and the spy is burned, brutally tortured, and executed.

City of Veils by Zoe Ferraris
When the body of a brutally beaten woman is found on the beach in Jeddah, the city's detectives are ready to dismiss the case as another unsolvable murder, chillingly common in a city where the veils of conservative Islam keep women as anonymous in life as the victim is in death.

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