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   Spoils of Egypt, The, by Michael Pearce  
 
  Novel, first publication in 1992
 
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      Edwardian Egypt and archaeology go hand in hand, not just for the antiquarian but for the men, whether poor fellahin or rich merchant, who profit from the illegal export of antiquties. Captain Gareth Owen, the Mamur Zapt or head of Cairo's Secret Police, turns his attention to the trade when Miss Skinner arrives. She's a woman with the habit of asking awkward questions. And because her uncle might be the next President of the United States, her queries demand answers. So what is she doing looking at crocodiles? And mummified ones at that? Were they priceless? Are they even antiques? Owen's new brief is to see that Egypt's priceless treasures stay in Egypt. But when Miss Skinner narrowly escapes falling under a conveyance, whether she was just accidentally nudged by a Passover sheep or no? Owen expands his command. As he labors to thwart killers and the flight of national treasures abroad, he faces an even graver problem: whether to ask lovely pasha?s daughter Zeinab to marry him and risk his career, and her anger...

     
     
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  • Mamur Zapt (#6)

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  • 20th Century
  • Archaeologists - Paleoanthropologist - Anthropologist
  • Cops - Sheriff
  • Egypt
  • Mystery

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