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A Death in the Medina

(2019)
(The first book in the Karim Belkacem series)
A novel by

 
 
'Clever, captivating and colourful; an absorbing thriller rich in atmosphere' Philip Gwynne Jones, author of The Venetian Game and Vengeance in Venice

Death stalks the medina of Marrakech . . .

Marrakech, August. It is the start of Ramadan, the hottest in memory. Among the few foreigners left in the sweltering city are a riad owner, her French boyfriend and an English girl whose bag has been stolen after a hen weekend. At the local commissariat 24-year old detective Karim Belkacem is struggling to fast while holding down two jobs to pay for his sister's wedding. On the day that the English girl comes to him for help, a Moroccan girl is found dead, her body dumped in a handcart. Investigating, Karim uncovers a world of shadowy predators and ancient secrets hidden behind the high walls of the medina.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Clever, captivating and colourful; an absorbing thriller rich in atmosphere." - Philip Gwynne Jones


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Used availability for James von Leyden's A Death in the Medina

Paperback Editions

January 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Death in the Medina (Karim Belkacem 1)
Author(s): James von Leyden
ISBN: 1-4721-3062-6 / 978-1-4721-3062-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Death in the Medina (Detective Karim Belkacem 1)
Author(s): James von Leyden
ISBN: 1-4721-3063-4 / 978-1-4721-3063-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

August 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Death in the Medina (Detective Karim Belkacem 1)
Author(s): James von Leyden
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU