Dead Man in Tangier
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"Pig-sticking is a dangerous sport. Mainly for the pigs of course, but sometimes the huntsman too, like the unfortunate Monsieur Bossu, an important member of Tangier's foreign community, for whom pig-sticking is a popular recreation. One day, while pursuing that recreation, Monsieur Bossu gets stuck himself.
Something for the local police? Well, yes and no. In the Tangier of 1912 sometimes the police are present...and sometimes not. And who exactly are they answerable to? The new international committee to which, as it happens, Monsieur Bossu was clerk? The chairman is the British Consul, who is naturally above suspicion. But no one else is, so it is decided to bring in an external investigator, Seymour of Scotland Yard, a man who can be safely disowned if things go wrong.
And things inevitably do go wrong in Tangier. This is a country caught between the ancient and the modern, where tradition can be harsh, especially for women, and the future takes the crushing form of a military boot. Soon Seymour realizes that the nearer he comes to the truth of Monsieur Bossu's demise, the more he will be in danger of getting stuck too..."
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