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The Cairo Diary

The Cairo Diary

(2007)
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British-occupied Cairo, 1928: Several young children have disappeared and were then found, horribly mutilated, in the tombs just outside the city. Panic is spreading among the locals after a cloaked giant is sighted. Has a ghoul from One Thousand and One Nights been brought to life? British inspector Jeremy Matheson follows the trail of the monster, which takes him into the depths of underground Cairo, as well as deep into his own tortured past.
Mont-Saint-Michel, 2005: Marion has taken refuge in the wind-swept and remote monastery located on a spit of land on the west coast of France. In the wake of a scandal, caused by her own revelations, that is now reverberating through the French capital, she has been spirited away from Paris and brought here by the French Secret Service for her own protection. When she finds a diary dating from 1928 in the monastery library, penned by Jeremy Matheson and hidden inside the jacket of an Edgar Allan Poe book, she is inexorably pulled into the past as she follows his investigation. Soon she feels she is being watched, and taunting notes and riddles urge her to give back what is not hers. Could one of the brothers or sisters at the monastery be behind this? And who is the old man Marion befriends?
The two stories intertwine and culminate in an absolutely baffling climax in this cinematic bestselling thriller from France. Meticulously researched and fast-paced, The Cairo Diary is a stunning mystery.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: The Cairo Diary
Author(s): Maxim Chattam
ISBN: 0-312-36099-1 / 978-0-312-36099-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Cairo Diary
Author(s): Maxim Chattam
ISBN: 0-330-45606-7 / 978-0-330-45606-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Paperback Omes
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May 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: The Cairo Diary
Author(s): Maxim Chattam
ISBN: 0-330-45191-X / 978-0-330-45606-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Cairo Diary
Author(s): Maxim Chattam
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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February 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Cairo Diary
Author(s): Maxim Chattam
Publisher: Pan
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