PARKER BILAL

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Parker Bilal

The writer known as Parker Bilal has spent most of his life moving from one place to another. Born in London, he spent his early childhood in Liverpool before the family moved to Khartoum, Sudan, where he spent his formative years. In 1990, in response to the military coup d'etat in Sudan his parents moved to Cairo which became the setting for the Makana stories. He has lived for long periods in a number of cities including London, Sheffield, Paris, Aarhus, Barcelona and most recently Amsterdam.

  • Bristol Crime Fest May 21st

    A Rush of Blood with; C.J Carver, Mason Cross, David Young & Julia Crouch. http://www.crimefest.com/programme-cf/

  • Pau, France 1st&2nd October 2016

    www.unallerretourdanslenoir.com

  • Quais du Polar, Lyon 1st,2nd,3rd April 2016

    www.quaisdupolar.com

THE MAKANA SERIES

"The mean streets meet a thousand and one nights"
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The Golden Scales

Makana I
Makana, a former police inspector has fled Sudan to Cairo, where he struggles to survive as a private detective. When corrupt mogul Saad Hanafi asks him to track down his star soccer player Makana’s quest leads him into Cairo’s underbelly and back to his own past . . .
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DOGSTAR RISING

Makana II
Summer, 2001. The mutilated bodies of young boys appear on the back streets of Cairo. Makana meets Meera, a woman with a secret who asks for his help. His search leads him to Luxor, an abandoned monastery and a web of intrigue that reaches deep into Egypt’s political heart…
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THE GHOST RUNNER

Makana III
2002: As reverberations of 9/11 echo across the globe, the horrific murder of a teenage girl draws Makana to Siwa, an oasis town on the edge of the Sahara. Makana discovers that the truth can be as deadly and as changeable as the desert beneath his feet…
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THE BURNING GATES

Makana IV
As he sets out to find a lost work of art Makana himself finds on a trail that leads back into the dark days of the Gulf War and threatens to send the life he has built for himself up in flames.
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CITY OF JACKALS

MAKANA V
Makana investigates a series of ritual murders while looking for a student, Mourad Hafiz. The trail leads through the labyrinth of cyberspace and the streets of Cairo, until he discovers that his two investigations may be dangerously connected.

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