About

A LINE IN THE RIVER is the result of ten years writing and research. It documents the author’s return to the country where he grew up, exploring past and present in the light of Sudan’s dreams of independence, and ending with the 2011 break up of what was the largest country in Africa.

Jamal Mahjoub has been writing for longer than he cares to remember. His novels cover subjects as diverse as Sudan’s history and strife, heliocentricity, and explorations of identity. He has won the Prix de l’astrolabe in France, the NH Mario Vargas LLosa award in Spain, and the Guardian African Short Story prize.

Parker Bilal

‘Parker Bilal whisks the reader straight to the dark heart of Cairo’ 

The Economist

‘An excellent series’

New York Times Book Review

www.parkerbilal.com

The Divinities
The Burning Gates
The Ghost Runner
City of Jackals
Dark Water
Dark Water
The Ghost Runner
City of Jackals
The Burning Gates
Dogstar Rising
The Golden Scales
The Divinities

The Divinities

A brilliantly written London Noir from a master of the genre

Mason Cross

‘A firecracker of a novel’

Eric van Lustbader (The Bourne Legacy)

When two bodies are found brutally murdered on a building site in Battersea, DS Calil Drake is first to the scene. Drake sees an opportunity: to solve a high-profile case and repair his reputation after a botched undercover operation almost ended his promising career in the Violent Crimes Unit.
Assigned to work with a new partner, the enigmatic forensic psychologist Dr Rayhana Crane, and on the hunt for an elusive killer, Drake’s investigations lead down the dark corridors of the past – to Iraq and the destruction they witnessed there.
With a community poised on the brink of violence and their lives on the line, Crane and Drake must work together to catch the killer before vengeance is unleashed.

The Burning Gates

The Burning Gates

The Ghost Runner

The Ghost Runner

‘Enthralling’ Guardian

‘Vivid, energetic’ Sunday Times

‘Richly evocative’ Independent

‘Excellent’ Literary Review

Review in French magazine Telerama

Private Investigator Makana, in exile from his native Sudan and increasingly haunted by memories of the wife and daughter he has lost, is shaken out of his grief when a routine surveillance job leads him to the horrific murder of a teenage girl. In a country where honour killings are commonplace and the authorities seem all too eager to turn a blind eye, Makana determines to track down the perpetrator. He finds unexpected assistance in the shape of Zahra, a woman who seems to share Makana’s hunger for justice.

Seeking answers in the dead girl’s past he travels to Siwa, an oasis town on the edge of the great Sahara desert, where the law seems disturbingly far away and old grievances simmer just below the surface. As violence follows him through the twisting, sand-blown streets and an old enemy lurks in the shadows, Makana discovers that the truth can be as deadly and as changeable as the desert beneath his feet

City of Jackals

City of Jackals

Dark Water

Dark Water

Dark Water

The Ghost Runner

City of Jackals

The Burning Gates

Dogstar Rising

Dogstar Rising

The Golden Scales

The Golden Scales