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The Cairo Diary (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Maxim Chattam

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A bestseller in France, this mystery from Chattam (The Soul of Evil) is unlikely to repeat that success in the U.S. After stumbling across a political coverup, Marion, a clerical employee at a Paris morgue, takes refuge in remote Mont-Saint-Michel. There, while inventorying some books, Marion discovers bound within the covers of Poe's Narrative of A. Gordon Pym the diary of an English detective, Jeremy Matheson, describing his probe into a series of sadistic child murders in 1928 Cairo. Marion becomes obsessed with the diary and in finding the solution to the old case. Strangely, the third-person diary selections include the thoughts of characters who could not have conveyed them to Matheson. This oddity will raise the suspicions of astute readers, who will be less than shocked by the twist ending. In that subgenre featuring a modern character who seeks the truth about a past crime through study of a secret document, this effort comes up short.
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This richly atmospheric crime novel tells two stories in parallel. The first concerns Marion, a secretary in the Paris morgue, who inadvertently exposes a scandal that may reach the highest levels of government. The French secret service spirits her off to a safe house near the fabled monastery of Mont St. Michel for her own safety. The second plot element concerns the diary of an English detective in Cairo in 1928. In a time when Egyptian nationalism is on the rise, Detective Jeremy Matheson is investigating the unspeakably brutal murders of four children in the seething Egyptian capital. The crimes are so brutal that many in Cairo fear that a ghul, a ghoul from Arabic legend, is stalking the city. Marion discovers the diary in the monastery library and begins to read it as a distraction from her own fears, but as she reads, she discovers that Jeremy's investigation has become her obsession. Chatta effectively challenges the reader's ability to discern the nature of truth in this beguiling mix of contemporary and historical mystery. Thomas Gaughan
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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 1020 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 353 pages
  • Editeur : Pan (25 février 2011)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B004PYD3YW
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  • Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon: n°121.053 dans la Boutique Kindle (Voir le Top 100 dans la Boutique Kindle)

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Amazon.com: 3.9 étoiles sur 5  10 commentaires
7 internautes sur 8 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
2.0 étoiles sur 5 Weaves a pretty tangled web 20 juin 2008
Par Pamela K. Gitta - Publié sur Amazon.com
I love Paul Auster.

I mention that so you'll see where I'm coming from when I say that "The Cairo Diary" is the weirdest book I've ever read.

I spent the entire story feeling as if it were being told to me from a parallel universe where everything is off by a fraction of a kilter. Just enough to make you squirm. Characters' actions don't follow their thoughts, and dialogue flies in from somewhere on the far side of M1. Threats never get threatening enough to cause you a moment's true concern. Sinister people and equally sinister storms hover nearby, only to vanish as quickly as they appeared and leave no trace. Our heroine is supposedly in mortal danger, yet her fears come and go in the space of two lines.

These oddities are couched in prose that will also make you say, "huh"? If I could get a copy of this book in French, I'm just proficient enough to stumble around and see if those faults are the author's or the translator's. Without reading both versions, it's hard to say who is to blame for descriptions like this (though I have my ideas.): "The sea clashed its undulating cymbals, bringing forth a tremolo of foam that spurted onto the towers, soiling the stone with this choleric ejaculation."

That comes right after a line ascribing suicidal tendencies to a pair of window shutters.

If Chattam knows Poe, he probably also knows another American gothic master: William Faulkner. I sense a yearning for Mr. Faulkner in these pages, but Detective Matheson is no Benjy Compson, and the final twist is more like a half-thought-out kink.
6 internautes sur 7 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Suberb mystery 23 juin 2007
Par Harriet Klausner - Publié sur Amazon.com
In 2005 the French DST (secret police) move Marian from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel on the west coast in order to keep her safe. To somewhat ease the ennui, she visits the library at Avranches. There she finds a journal written by Cairo Police Detective Jeremy Matheson in 1928.

Cairo 1928: Several young children vanished in thin air; they were later found dead at the tombs; all were horrifically mutilated. The head investigator Egyptian Inspector Azim el-Dayim believes the killer is a ghoul, a mythical inhuman monster. British expatriate Jeremy believes the wealthy husband of his former lover is the culprit. As the city panics over this giant serial killer, Marian believes the diary is real and that someone objects to her having it; she receives threatening notes to return what is not hers as she tries to solve the mystery of an almost eight decade old Egyptian serial killer.

Though Marian is looking back via the diary, readers will feel the atmosphere filled with tension of 1928 Cairo when Egypt was an English protectorate. The story line moves effortlessly between the two eras as Marian who has caused some sort of highest level scandal in Paris finds she is caught up in the intrigue of the historical murder investigation and pondering who in the present wants her to return what she assumes is the diary. With a slick touch of having the diary inside a Poe tale, mystery fans will appreciate THE CAIRO DIARY as the audience like the heroine will ponder the maxim truth is in the eye of the beholder as "what is truth at the end of the day" or tale.

Harriet Klausner
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Brilliantly Woven Dual Mystery 4 janvier 2013
Par Jeannie Mancini - Publié sur Amazon.com
In present day Paris, Marion, a young woman working as a secretary in the department of Autopsies for a Paris Medical Institute, becomes an unfortunate innocent victim by stumbling upon documents that will prove a local politician a criminal. The DST, which is France's version of our CIA, wishes for her to go missing for a while until the scandal dies down. People might want her dead. Immediately whisked away for temporary exile, Marion finds herself deposited at the daunting doors of the famous monastery of Mount-St. Michel. Not knowing how long her secret stay will last, Marion settles in to the abbey life amongst a variety of monks and sisters that all have mysterious pasts and personalities. Soon cryptic letters arrive unseen in her cottage evoking an eerie and sinister presence that will have Marion's emotions on edge wondering if she has been followed and found out. While preventing boredom for the long winter ahead, Marion is given the chore of assisting the monks with cataloging the abbey library. Enjoying her task, she one day put her hands on a very old diary, one man's personal and private notes, dated Cairo 1928.

Jeremy Matheson, a British post-war veteran who had endured the many horrors all soldiers of war experience, has settled into a quiet life as a hard-boiled detective eaking out an existence in the Egyptian mecca of Cairo. Although he is suffering from the pangs of unrequited love, the local police department turns up an interesting case of multiple gruesome child murders allowing Matheson the opportunity to jump at the chance to take on the case. Child after child is found brutally murdered, slayed as if a wild animal had taken them in it's hungry jaws.

The Cairo Diary is a diabolical dual mystery that will have readers turning pages so fast they won't realize time flying by. Cleverly crafted with an astounding literary writing style, this suspense novel is riveting, intriguing and very unique. As the author alternates stories, the written pendulum swinging from past to present, both Marion and Jeremy are caught up in two whirlwind mysteries that amazingly will weave together for an unbelievable jaw-dropping ending that will leave readers panting for more from this creative and talented new author. Trembling with fear as I turned each page, I was on the edge of my chair throughout the whole book, and simply could not put the book down for a second. The characters of both Marion and Jeremy will tug at your heartstrings, evoke a host of emotions, and will keep you cheering on both of these finely created characters as they painstakingly unravel two uncanny puzzles; one born of evil, the other from an unlikely duo out for a bit of welcoming mischief. Bravo Maxim Chattam, a literary accomplishment worth many awards! Five stars without blinking.
3.0 étoiles sur 5 Just average 9 août 2010
Par Porgy - Publié sur Amazon.com
I too wanted to like this mystery. It had a great set up. The reader does not know initially why the heroine must be secreted at Mont St Michel, and then there is the mystery within the mystery when she discovers the secret diary.
There are red herrings everywhere since most every suspect wears a hood - both at the Mont St Michel of today and the Cairo of the 1920's. I at first suspected that the heroine's travails would somehow tie into the 1920's mystery. But instead there are a couple of reverse endings with am even more reverse conclusion. The writing or maybe it was the translation was not enough to keep me interested. The last 100 pages felt like filler. So I too skipped to the end. It had a nice ambience of Egypt back then and spoke to the casual racism of the colonial British to the Egyptians. Other than that, I would skip it.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 A belated great read... 18 avril 2014
Par Quixote010 - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
Normally I lean towards more currently written books usually because I am following the evolution of characters I enjoy, or because I want to assess them myself before many others have given their opinion.

Not finding anything of particularly interesting at the library one day, I found this little jewel following a librarian's recommendation, and I couldn't have been more pleased.

The Cairo Diary begins with the seclusion of a French secretary to a seaside monestary. She is there due to threats on her life after discovering and making public details regarding a murder that have involved the highest echelons of the French government. While working in a library one day to pass time, she discovers a diary written by a British policemen some 70 years earlier who is trying to uncover the murders of a series of children. His actions and events are presented in the diary which are revealed to us as we also learn about the present day activities and the people in the abbey and the surrounding village.

The book is really two tales seamlessly rolled into one. The writing is crisp and detailed, and the reader discovers some quite interesting things about people, their habits and their priorities. I thought the author did a splendid job of creating character and settings, and have immediately begun a search for other books. Wish I had found this earlier, but quite happy to have read it now.
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