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City of Veils: A Novel

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Zoë Ferraris

Starred Review. Ferraris's stellar second novel is again set in Saudi Arabia and features the desert guide Nayir Sharqi and forensic scientist Katya Hijazi, introduced in Finding Nouf. Nayir and Hijazi gingerly probe the death of an unconventional young … see full wiki

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Author: Zoë Ferraris
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
2 reviews about City of Veils: A Novel
review by . August 22, 2010
"City of Veils" is a mystery novel set in Jeddah, a port city in Saudi Arabia. It's the second book in the series, but this story didn't "spoil" the mystery in the first novel and I could follow what was going on without having read the previous novel. However, I think I'd still recommend reading "Finding Nouf" first since I suspect it's also a very good read.    The author kept me guessing who-done-it until the end. I figured it all out the same time the investigators did. The …
review by . August 25, 2010
A number of people had motives for torturing and killing Leila Nawar. As a filmmaker, she often recorded controversial material and potentially embarrassing situations. From prostitutes to scholars to even her own family, Leila had made many enemies. When she is killed in a passionate fit of rage, the crime is well concealed and little evidence is left behind for Detective Osama Ibrahim to bring her murderer to justice.    Thrilled to be working with the police, Katya Hijazi …
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