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Bilal, Parker 1960-

Overview
Works: 13 works in 82 publications in 5 languages and 3,759 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Political fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9408.S83, 823.914
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Publications by Parker Bilal
Most widely held works by Parker Bilal
The ghost runner : a Makana mystery by Parker Bilal( Book )
13 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 859 libraries worldwide
When a surveillance job leads private investigator Makana to the murder of a teenage girl, he and a woman named Zahra search for justice in a country where the authorities can be willing to turn a blind eye to apparent honor killings
The golden scales : a Makana mystery by Parker Bilal( Book )
24 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 839 libraries worldwide
"The ancient city of Cairo is a feverish tangle of the old and the new, of the superrich and the desperately poor, with inequality and corruption everywhere. It's a place where grudges and long-buried secrets can fester, and where people can disappear in the blink of an eye. Makana, a former Sudanese police inspector forced to flee to Cairo, is now struggling to make ends meet as a private detective. In need of money, he takes a case from the notoriously corrupt mogul Saad Hanafi, owner of a Cairo soccer team, whose star player, Adil Romario, has gone missing. Soon, Makana is caught up in a mystery that takes him into the treacherous underbelly of his adopted city, encountering Muslim extremists, Russian gangsters, vengeful women, and a desperate mother hunting for her missing daughter-a trail that leads him back into his own story, stirring up painful personal memories and bringing him face-to-face with an old enemy from his past... Published on the anniversary of the revolution in Egypt, The Golden Scales is an elegantly written, thrilling story set in a city of upheaval, chaos, and corruption"-- Publisher description
The burning gates by Parker Bilal( Book )
11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 583 libraries worldwide
In Cairo, private investigator Makana is called into the office of his new client, a powerful art dealer known as Kasabian. Kasabian wants him to track down a famous painting that went missing from Baghdad during the US invasion. All the dealer can tell Makana is that the piece was smuggled into Egypt by an Iraqi war criminal who doesn't want to be found. The world of art is a far cry from the shady streets and alleyways of the Cairo that Makana knows, but he soon finds out that this side of the city has its own dark underbelly. As he sets out to find the lost work of art--and those involved in the case begin to die in horrific ways--Makana finds himself entangled in a mystery that many have attempted to keep hidden. The trail will lead him back into the dark days of the war and threaten to send the new life he has built for himself up in flames
Dogstar rising : a Makana mystery by Parker Bilal( Book )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 537 libraries worldwide
When the Coptic community of Cairo is implicated in a series of child murders in the summer of 2001, Sudanese private investigator Makana fears an increase in religious tensions and identifies links to a woman with a dangerous secret --
City of jackals by Parker Bilal( Book )
6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
Hired to investigate the disappearance of a university student who may have become involved in political activities, Makana is drawn by a gruesome murder into an ethnic rivalry and gang war among young men from South Sudan
Engel van de stad : detective Makana-reeks by Parker Bilal( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Privé-detective Makana, een in Caïro woonachtige Soedanese vluchteling, probeert de herkomst van een dreigbrief te achterhalen
The golden scales by Parker Bilal( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Makana is a former police inspector who fled for his life to Cairo from his native Sudan seven years ago. Down on his luck and haunted by the past, he lives on a rickety Nile houseboat. When the notorious and powerful Saad Hanafi hires him to track down a missing person, Makana is in no position to refuse him
Dogstar rising by Parker Bilal( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
It is the summer of 2001 and the heat is rising in Cairo's crowded streets. Makana has been hired to investigate threats that have been made to a hapless travel agent and he finds himself drawn to Meera, a woman who knows what it is like to lose everything and needs his help
The ghost runner by Parker Bilal( file )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
It is 2002 and Private Investigator Makana, in exile from his native Sudan and haunted by memories of the wife and daughter, is shaken out of his grief when a routine surveillance job leads him to the horrific murder of a teenage girl. In a country where honour killings are commonplace and the authorities seem all too eager to turn a blind eye, Makana determines to track down the perpetrator. He finds unexpected assistance in the shape of Zahra, a woman who seems to share Makana's hunger for justice. Seeking answers in the dead girl's past he travels to Siwa, an oasis town on the edge of the great Sahara desert, where the law seems disturbingly far away and old grievances simmer just below the surface. As violence follows him through the twisting, sand-blown streets and an old enemy lurks in the shadows, Makana discovers that the truth can be as deadly and as changeable as the desert beneath his feet
The burning gates by Parker Bilal( file )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Private Investigator Makana has a new client: the powerful art dealer Aram Kasabian. Kasabian wants him to track down a priceless painting that went missing from Baghdad during the US invasion. The art world is a far cry from the Cairo that Makana knows, but he discovers that this side of the city has its own dark underbelly. Before long, he finds himself caught between dangerous enemies on a trail that leads him into the darkness of war and which threatens to send the new life he has built for himself up in flames
Meurtres rituels à Imbala : roman by Parker Bilal( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Les écailles d'or roman by Parker Bilal( file )
2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Meurtres rituels à Imbaba roman by Parker Bilal( file )
1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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English (66)
Dutch (8)
French (6)
Portuguese (1)
Turkish (1)
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