City of veils - Zoe Ferraris

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Title
City of veils
Author
Zoe Ferraris
format
Paperback / softback
Type
BOOK
Publisher
Abacus
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20110501

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The crime: one scalding afternoon, the mutilated body of a young woman, half naked beneath her burqa, is discovered on a Saudi beach; soon afterwards a Western woman's husband vanishes without trace.

The place: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the City of Veils. A city of narrow streets and closed shutters, where nothing is what it seems ;and
the Empty Quarter - one of the most beautiful, yet unforgiving deserts on earth.

The people: Miriam Walker, alone in an alien culture,
desperate to find her missing husband. Katya, a forensic scientist battling the prejudices of
a society full of sexual, religious and moral contradictions; and Nayir, devout Muslim, desert guide, amateur sleuth - the man she loves.

Zoe Ferraris lived in Jeddah for a year as part of a strict Saudi community before returning to live in the United States. She has received an MFA from Columbia University and now lives in San Francisco with her daughter.

Edition
1st paperback ed
Keyword Index
Women - Crimes against - Saudi Arabia - Fiction.|Murder - Investigation - Saudi Arabia - Fiction.|Missing persons - Investigation - Saudi Arabia - Fiction.|Detective and mystery stories.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
442