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Dogstar Rising  
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    Bloomsbury Publishing
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Excellent crime novel ... The pleasure the book offers is the realistic, eye-opening picture of a place and a lifestyle. Parker Bilal has written several novels but this is only his second mystery. More please” – Literary Review

“His second novel set in Egypt, is as gripping as the first ... His skills are evident in the pace, confidence and emotional truth of this brilliant novel” – The Sunday Times

“All the satisfying complexities of his first ... A superb novelist’s eye for detail ... Like all the best crime fiction, Bilal’s story has a depth and resonance which stretches far beyond its cast of characters into the wider world” – Independent

“Parker Bilal whisks the reader straight to the dark heart of Cairo... his prose has a subtlety that is rarely found in crime novels.” – Economist

“This richly evocative mystery novel ... delivers much more than efficient intrigue. Via the experiences of a family exiled from Sudan, we see and feel all the drama of Egypt on the brink of change.” – Independent

“Bilal expertly delivers a wonderfully rich thriller, at once multi-layered and intriguing. His character, Makana, is a thoroughly self-assured and fascinating character, and it was a joy to have been so effortlessly engaged. A rare and special treat.” – R.J. Ellory

“The Golden Scales shows modern Cairo as a superbly exciting, edgy and dangerous setting for crime fiction. Parker Bilal has delivered an absorbing, complex lively novel to match.” – The Times

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