READING THE WORLD: The Butcher of Casablanca by Abdelilah Hamdouchi

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A series of gruesome murders shakes the city of Casablanca.
The killer knows exactly how the police will pursue him and how to obliterate evidence that could lead them to identify his victims.
 
Fear spreads throughout the city as rumors abound that a serial killer is on the loose.
Detective Hanash, despite his reputation, has hit a dead end. But he knows the killer will make a mistake,
and it is up to him and his team to hunt down and capture this brutal criminal.
 
Then comes the most audacious homicide yet: the victim is found on the first day of the Eid holiday,
directly outside the police headquarters in the center of town.
 
Is the killer taunting the police and its famous detective?
And could this be the crime that contains the clue that Hanash has been waiting for?
 
ABDELILAH HAMDOUCHI is one of the first writers of police fiction in the Arabic language, was born in Meknès, Morocco, in 1958. His police novels—which dialogue with current democratic and human rights reform in Morocco—include The Blind Whale (1997), Saint Janjah (1999), The White Fly (2000), The Final Bet (2001), and Bled Dry (2009). The Final Bet was published, in Jonathan Smolin's English translation, by American University Press in Cairo in 2008. Hamdouchi is also a prolific and award-winning screenwriter. Among his many film and television credits, he has written the scripts for seven police thrillers. He lives in Rabat, Morocco.
 
In 2020, Scuppernong Books offers READING THE WORLD, an eleven month reading series of contemporary fiction authors in translation from around the world.
 
We'll lead an open discussion on each month's book on the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm.
 
Our September book is Valerie by Sara Stridberg (SWEDEN) Travel the world with us in 2020.
 
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The Butcher of Casablanca: A Detective Hanash Crime Novel (Hoopoe Fiction) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9789774169687
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Published: Hoopoe - April 28th, 2020

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ISBN: 9780374151911
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 6th, 2019

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
304 S. Elm St.
Greensboro, NC 27401