Matthew Ismail

Biography

I am a writer of fiction and nonfiction who has lived in the United Arab Emirates and Cairo, Egypt for the last twelve years.

Writing, for me, is a way of engaging with subjects and themes that intrigue me, whether that would be the life of the Egyptologist Sir E. A. Wallis Budge, the discovery of the blues, mercenaries in the Sierra Leone Civil War, or espionage in Istanbul during the Cold War. I am interested in the experiences of people who live between worlds, whether as immigrants, in colonial or post-colonial societies, or Western misfits living elsewhere in the world.

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Books

Eternal Murder
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,080. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Istanbul, 1947. The Cold War has begun, and Kiva Deeping, son of an English Fascist, just wants to hide from it. Yet, a political killing brings MI6 and the CIA calling, and a series of bizarre murders involves him with the Istanbul CID. Tangled political intrigues complicate the investigation of the murders, and drags Kiva right back into the world he wanted more than anything else to escape.
Lord of Light
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,060. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
When a London antiquities dealer has a statue of the Pharaoh Akhenaten stolen by a rival, he hires freebooter Hugh Wilkinson to get it back for him. Hugh’s search takes him to Paris, Istanbul and Cairo, where he finds himself in conflict with dangerous smugglers, but also at cross-purposes with a modern cult of Akhenaten whose leader has his own interest in the Lord of Light.
Trevelyan: A Rogue in Cairo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,940. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Cairo, 1901. Lord Mark Trevelyan is a confirmed rogue who makes his living selling bogus Egyptian antiquities. Lady Laura Blackstone is a recent divorcee who is attracted to Mark and knows she shouldn't be. When anonymous threats against Laura elevate into attacks, Trevelyan is in his element – and Laura's attackers are in trouble . . .

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adventure    american    british    cairo    cold war    con men    egypt    historical fiction    historical ficton    istanbul    london    luxor    mummies    murder    mystery    nile    pyramids    rogue    smugglers    spies    suspense