Kingdom of Strangers

A Novel
By Zoë Ferraris (Trade Paperback, 2013)
"Ferraris uses her firsthand knowledge to write books that open up a closed world." ---Nina Sankovitch,Huffington Post

A secret grave is unearthed in the desert revealing the bodies of 19 women and the shocking truth that a serial killer has been operating undetected in Jeddah for more than a decade.

However, lead inspector Ibrahim Zahrani is distracted by a mystery closer to home. His mistress has suddenly disappeared, but he cannot report her missing since adultery is punishable by death. With nowhere to turn, Ibrahim brings the case to Katya, one of the few women in the police department. Drawn into both investigations, she must be increasingly careful to hide a secret of her own.

Portraying the lives of women in one of the most closed cultures in the world, award-winning author Zoë Ferraris weaves a tale of psychological suspense around an elusive serial killer and the sinister forces trafficking in human lives in Saudi Arabia.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $15.00 US/$17.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316074254

    • On Sale Date: 06/04/2013

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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"Ferraris uses her firsthand knowledge to write books that open up a closed world." ---Nina Sankovitch,Huffington Post

A secret grave is unearthed in the desert revealing the bodies of 19 women and the shocking truth that a serial killer has been operating undetected in Jeddah for more than a decade.

However, lead inspector Ibrahim Zahrani is distracted by a mystery closer to home. His mistress has suddenly disappeared, but he cannot report her missing since adultery is punishable by death. With nowhere to turn, Ibrahim brings the case to Katya, one of the few women in the police department. Drawn into both investigations, she must be increasingly careful to hide a secret of her own.

Portraying the lives of women in one of the most closed cultures in the world, award-winning author Zoë Ferraris weaves a tale of psychological suspense around an elusive serial killer and the sinister forces trafficking in human lives in Saudi Arabia.

Zoë Ferraris moved to Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of the first Gulf War to live with her then husband and his extended family of Saudi-Palestinian Bedouins. She has an MFA from Columbia University and is the author of two previous novels, Finding Nouf and City of Veils. She lives in San Francisco.
  • "Ferraris is a formidably talented writer." (Boston Globe).

  • "Ferraris uses her first-hand knowledge of married life in a Saudi Arabian family and her capacious skills at imaginative storytelling to write books that open up a closed world....Ferraris combines the strange and familiar and comes up with something fabulous." (Huffington Post).

  • "Ferraris continues to shine." (Christian Science Monitor).

  • "Armchair travelers eager to learn about a remote culture without leaving the comfort (and safety!) of home are sure to find what they're looking for." (San Francisco Chronicle).

  • "Zoe Ferraris is one of the most important new voices in crime fiction."  (Michael Koryta, author of So Cold the River).

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Kingdom of Strangers
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $15.00 US/$17.00 CAN
  • Pages: 384
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316074254
  • On Sale Date: 06/04/2013
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