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Assembly of the Dead

Assembly of the Dead

Author(s): Saeida Rouass

Location(s): Marrakech

Genre(s): Crime, Fiction

Era(s): Early 1900s



Morocco, 1906. The country is caught between growing European influence and domestic instability. As young women disappear from the alleyways of Marrakesh, Farook Al-Alami, a detective from Tangier, is summoned to solve the case of the apparent abductions. Investigating crimes in a country without a police force, Farook enters Marrakesh on the orders of the Sultan. But, in a city under siege from famine and death, he must rely on his own intuition and skill to uncover the mystery of the women s fate. Will anything halt the spate of disappearances until then? And can a single, criminal pair of hands lie behind events? As the story of the missing women becomes increasingly treacherous, the tension escalates around Jemma el-Fna, where the dead assemble.

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Author: tripfiction

A hugely descriptive crime mystery set in the narrow alleyways around Jemaa el Fna, Koutoubia Mosque and the souks of old Marrakesh. The colour, smells and tastes – many of them rank – just...

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