WHITEFLY BY. Abdelilah Hamdouchi TRANS. Jonathan Smolin

Product code: 9789774167515 Hoopoe Press Morocco
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  • March 15th 2016
  • £7.99
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9789774167515

When a fourth corpse in three days washes up in Tangier with a bullet in the chest, Detective Laafrit knows this isn’t just another illegal immigrant who didn’t make it to the Spanish coast.
The traffickers. The drug dealers. The smugglers. They know what it takes to get a gun into Morocco, and so does Laafrit. As his team hunts for the gun, Laafrit follows a hunch and reveals an international conspiracy to unlock the case.

A fast-paced crime thriller from the Arab west.


"Abdelilah Hamdouchi seems to have found the formula for the emergence of the Moroccan detective novel."—Libération Kaleidoscope

"The plotting is tight and watching the story's resolution unfold is a delight. . . . As a guilty-pleasure read, it is a winner."—M. Lynx Qualey, The National

"Much is packed into this relatively short, fast-paced novel. "—Sally Bland, The Jordan Times

“A refreshing and refined crime thriller . . . . Events unfold cleanly, with a sniper’s precision.”—Banipal

"Whitefly is an entertaining crime novel, a slice of insight into police culture. However, it is also a subtle hint at some of the most pressing issues tormenting contemporary Morocco, bubbling beneath the surface, and of all that cannot be filed away and put on the backburner quite as easily as a police case."—Banipal

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Product Code 9789774167515 Hoopoe Press Morocco
Weight 0.3kg