Thursday, August 18, 2022

Michael Pearce: R.I.P.

More sad news: Mystery author Michael Pearce has passed away. Details to follow.

Michael Pearce was the author of the Mamur Zapt, the British head of Cairo's Political CID in Cairo, series; the Dimitri Kameron, a lawyer in Kursk, Russia series, and the Sandor Pelczynski Seymour series (A Dead Man in ... series) about a multilingual office with England's Special Branch in the early 1900s. 

His novel The Mamur Zapt and the Spoils of Egypt (1992) won the Crime Writers' Association's Last Laugh Award for funniest crime novel. Death of an Effendi (1999) was shortlisted for the Ellis Peters Award for best historical crime novel.


Anonymous said...

Very sad. I love his books.

frank k. aldergrove said...

one of my fave authors. read and loved every book of his