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Jamal Mahjoub

Jamal Mahjoub is an award winning writer of mixed British/Sudanese heritage. Born in London, he was raised in Khartoum where the family remained until 1990. He was awarded a scholarship to study in England and attended university in Sheffield. He has lived in a number of places, including the UK, Denmark and currently, Spain. He writes in English.


LATEST Makana due out February 2015

Lovely overview of Makana series by Suzanne McGee on Uncommon Reading

Interview with John Crace in The Guardian;

"Excellent crime novel ..." Literary Review

"Enthralling crime fiction.." Eurocrime

"Depth and resonance which stretches far beyond its cast of characters into the wider world." The Independent.

 'The mean streets meet a thousand and one nights' Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

 'Excellent series'  Marilyn Stasio, NY Times

'Transcends genre, satisfying fans of both mystery and literary fiction.' – Kirkus

'Well-crafted… concludes with satisfying dashes of action and keen deduction.'

Publishers Weekly


In Cairo, private investigator Makana is called into the office of his new client, the powerful art dealer Aram Kasabian, who wants him to track down a famous painting that is somehow connected to the US invasion of Iraq. Makana finds himself caught between an Iraqi war criminal who doesn't want to be found, and an American mercenary who will stop at nothing.








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