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Moroccan murder mystery weaves web of deception


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/twelve_twelve/article/moroccan_murder_mystery_weaves_web_of_deception_20110802

From the opening passage of “The Honored Dead: A Story of Friendship, Murder, and the Search for Truth in the Arab World” by Joseph Braude (Spiegel & Grau: $26), we suddenly find ourselves in an atmospheric scene right out of “Casablanca” — an empty alleyway in the storied Moroccan city, a morning mist, a warehouse where the deep silence is suddenly broken by a squad of soldiers and detectives, and the sight of a mutilated corpse.

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