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The Black Crescent

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1950s Morocco: murder, magic and divided loyalties...

Hamou Badi is born in a mountain village with the magical signs of the zouhry on his hands. The zouhry is a figure of legend, capable of finding all manner of treasure. But instead of finding treasure, young Hamou finds a body.

Haunted by this unsolved murder, Hamou goes on to train as a police officer in Casablanca. Yet the city is trapped in a nationalist uprising, and Hamou is soon torn between his heritage and his employers. How will he choose between all he knows and all he loves?

'Hugely enjoyable' Rachel Hore
The Times
'Addictive reading' Viggo Mortensen
'Powerful and transportive' Elizabeth Chadwick
'A must-read'

Genre: Historical

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