Dead Man in Trieste (Paperback)
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|The churning politics of Trieste, 1906, provide the perfect backdrop for murder.|
From the Publisher:
The churning politics of Trieste in 1906 provide the perfect backdrop for murder in the first in a series set in British embassies and consulates in the early 1900s featuring Special Branch officer Seymour. When the British consul goes missing, who’s responsible: the secret police, revolutionaries, or a mysterious lover?
The author of the popular Mamur Zapt series shifts locale from colonial Egypt to the turbulence of pre-WWI Europe in this first historical mystery of a projected series. Multi-lingual British spy Sandor Seymour is assigned to Trieste to find out what happened to the now-vanished British consul. When the man's body turns up, Seymour must negotiate with Futurist artists, anarchists, and various local constabularies for the information he needs to figure out whodunit.
"[T]he raffish port city of Trieste is every bit as exciting as Cairo [(site of the author's other series)] and promises to be even more dangerous." - Marilyn Stasio 12/26/2004 Kirkus Reviews
"The author of the much-loved Mamur Zapt series...scores again with this first in a series: a dry cocktail of pre-WWI European territorial impasses, naifs, and an old-fashioned puzzle." 10/01/2004 Publishers Weekly
"...Pearce...makes the case for a larger fan base with this first in a new series....Pearce again demonstrates his skill at making the past come alive and at seamlessly weaving actual political intrigues into his plot." 10/04/2004