1933 -

Writing as: Michael Pearce

According to the bio on Wikipedia: "Michael Pearce is an award-winning author of historical fiction and police procedurals.

Pearce was raised in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. As an adult, he trained as a Russian interpreter during the Cold War, and subsequently became involved with Amnesty International.

His first novel, The Mamur Zapt and the Return of the Carpet, was published in 1988. That was the start of a "Mamur Zapt" series of mysteries.

He has also published a number of "A Dead Man in..." mysteries, set in the period preceding the First World War and featuring Sandor Seymour, an officer of Scotland Yard's Special Branch who is sent by the British Foreign Office to deal with various crimes involving members of the British diplomatic service. These mysteries are notable for their attention to period details and settings.

Pearce's novel The Mamur Zapt and the Spoils of Egypt (1992) won the Crime Writers' Association's Last Laugh Award for funniest crime novel, and his Death of an Effendi (1999) was shortlisted for the Ellis Peters Award for best historical crime novel."

Series Books
Sandor Seymour A Dead Man In Trieste (2004)
  A Dead Man In Istanbul (2005)
  A Dead Man In Athens (2006)
  A Dead Man In Tangier (2007)
  A Dead Man In Barcelona (2008)
  A Dead Man In Naples (2009)
  A Dead Man In Malta (2010)
Other The Mamur Zapt and the Return of the Carpet [Mamur Zapt] (1988)
  The Mamur Zapt and the Night of the Dog [Mamur Zapt] (1989)
  The Mamur Zapt and the Donkey-Vous [Mamur Zapt] (1990)
  The Mamur Zapt and the Men Behind [Mamur Zapt] (1991)
  The Mamur Zapt and the Spoils of Egypt [Mamur Zapt] (1992)
  The Mamur Zapt and the Girl in Nile [Mamur Zapt] (1992)
  The Mamur Zapt and the Camel of Destruction [Mamur Zapt] (1993)
  The Snake Catcher's Daughter [Mamur Zapt] (1994)
  The Mingrelian Conspiracy [Mamur Zapt] (1995)
  The Fig Tree Murder [Mamur Zapt] (1996)
  Dmitri and the Milk-Drinkers [Dmitri Kameron] (1997)
  The Last Cut [Mamur Zapt] (1998)
  Death of an Effendi [Mamur Zapt] (1999)
  Dmitri and the One-Legged Lady [Dmitri Kameron] (1999)
  A Cold Touch Of Ice [Mamur Zapt] (2000)
  The Dragoman's Story (2000)
  The Face in the Cemetery [Mamur Zapt] (2001)
  The Point in the Market [Mamur Zapt] (2003)
  The Mark of the Pasha [Mamur Zapt] (2008)
  The Bride Box [Mamur Zapt] (2013)
  The Mouth of the Crocodile [Mamur Zapt] (2014)
  The Women of the Souk [Mamur Zapt] (2016)