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A Dead Man in Malta
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A Dead Man in Malta (Paperback)

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Malta, 1913, and hot air balloons hover over the Grand Harbour. One of them comes down in the water but no one is hurt - except that the balloonist dies later when taken into the Naval Hospital for a check-up. But he is not the only one who had died there unexpectedly, as a letter to The Times points out, and a special investigator, Seymour of the Foreign Office, is sent out from London to find out what is going on.



For in 1913 Malta is still a British protectorate, governed by the British; indeed, with its red postboxes, English beer and English language it seems like an exotic Little Britain. But the rumblings of war are reaching out to that small island in the Mediterranean and many of the old Maltese families are becoming divided in their loyalties: at the same time staunchly supportive to the British and yet starting to question Malta's subordinate status and wondering whether the time has come to strike out an independent path for themselves.



So the letter to The Times has touched a raw nerve, as Seymour soon finds out: is it a critique of bad nursing practises? Or is there a different, more sinister explanation to these sudden deaths?



Praise for Michael Pearce's A Dead Man in . . . series



'The steady pace, atmospheric design, and detailed description re-create a complicated city. A recommended historical series' Library Journal



'Sheer fun' The Times



'His sympathetic portrayal of an unfamiliar culture, impeccable historical detail and entertaining dialogue make enjoyable reading' Sunday Telegraph

Fiction & PoetryCrime & Thrillers Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Publication Date: 07/12/2017 ISBN-13: 9781472126139  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Michael Pearce was raised in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, where his fascination for language began.He later trained as a Russian interpreter but moved away from languages to pursue an academic career, first as lecturer, then as administrator.Michael Pearce now lives in South West London and is best known as the author of the award-winning Mamur Zapt books.

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