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The Camel Driver

The Camel Driver

by Leonard Krishtalka


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New Hard-Boiled Detective Series Uncovers Bones, Bodies and Murder!

“A fiercely intelligent crime drama as emotionally sharp as it is historically inventive. Krishtalka’s prose is powerfully versatile, alternating between the sort of terse, unsentimental phrasing that one would expect from a detective story and poetical elegance.”

~ Kirkus Reviews

Paleontologist turned private investigator, Harry Przewalski, excavates the dirty underbelly of people’s lives, unearthing sexual betrayals, treachery, fraud and murder buried beneath the science of petrified shards, skin and bones. Ultimately, he must face a brutal killing in his own past, when he fled to a desert war and came back with a gun and a license to detect.

A famous, 140-year-old museum diorama is vandalized––it depicts the ferocious attack by two lions on a North African courier crossing the Sahara on a dromedary. The belly of the taxidermied camel has been sliced open and a bundle removed, shedding bits of flesh from a child. Harry is hired to investigate the macabre history of the exhibit. The taxidermist has a grisly past: a sexual affair, a lover’s betrayal, a lurid trial, and graves in Botswana and Tunisia plundered for human dioramas. The camel driver’s skull and skin are mounted under his clothing. In a Paris museum, a dead archaeologist, a bloodstained journal, and the theft of a Neanderthal child’s skull and teeth lead Harry to the stolen bundle––a scientific bombshell worth killing for in a murderous race for fame.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941237328
Publisher: Anamcara Press LLC
Publication date: 11/28/2020
Series: A Harry Przewalski Novel , #3
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 666,474
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Leonard Krishtalka is the author of award-winning essays and the acclaimed book, Dinosaur Plots. As a paleontologist, he has worked throughout the fossil-rich badlands of the American west, Canada, Patagonia, China, the Afar region of Ethiopia, and the Turkana region of Kenya.
In his Przewalski mystery series, beginning with The Bone Field, Pittsburgh private detective Harry Przewalski unearths sex, treachery, and murder buried beneath the science of petrified shards, skin, and bones. The third novel in the series is The Camel Driver, due summer 2020. Coming soon: The Body on the Bed, a historical murder mystery.

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