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Women in Saudi Arabia are expected to lead quiet lives circumscribed by Islamic tradition. But Katya, one of the few women in the medical examiner's office, is determined to make her work mean something.
When the body of a brutally beaten woman is found on the beach in Jeddah, detectives are ready to dismiss the case as another unsolvable murder. Only Katya is convinced that the victim can be identified and her killer found.
Katya soon discovers that the dead girl was a young filmmaker named Leila whose controversial documentaries earned her many enemies. Was it Leila's connection to an incendiary Koranic scholar or a missing American man that got her killed?
In CITY OF VEILS, the award-winning novelist Zo Ferraris combines a thrilling, fast-paced mystery with a rare and intimate look into women's lives in the Middle East.
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About the Author

Zoe 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 one previous novel, Finding Nouf. She lives in San Francisco and Lexington, KY.

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"An intense and thoughtful thriller."--author of The Girl from Junchow "Kate Furnivall " "An intense and thoughtful thriller." Kate Furnivall, "author of The Girl from Junchow"" "Superb.... Ferraris is one of the most important new voices in crime fiction." Michael Koryta, "author of So Cold the River"" "Lifts the veil on Saudi Arabia.... Ferraris weaves an engrossing, taut tale." Cara Black, "author of Murder in the Latin Quarter"" "Remarkable...Its mystery takes place within a culture that has itself largely been under wraps...It's the individual journeys of Nayir and Katya, who abide by their society's strictures even as they are frustrated by them, that elevate Finding Nouf to a larger human drama." ""Entertainment Weekly""" "Taut and intelligent, set against a troubling backdrop of brutality, oppression and searing desert heat."--Anne Zouroudi, Author of The Messenger of Athens "A marvelous book. Ferraris demonstrates the instinctive authority of both an elegant stylist and a born storyteller."--David Corbett, Author of Do They Know I'm Running? "Exhilarating. Ferraris masterfully captures the nuances of the Saudi culture and its women, while brilliantly exposing the conflict between tradition and desire."--Mahbod Seraji, Author of Rooftops of Tehran "A fascinating, insightful, and remarkably balanced look inside a society unfamiliar to most readers."--Jenny White, Author of The Winter Thief "Superb....Ferraris is one of the most important new voices in crime fiction."--Michael Koryta, Author of So Cold the River "An intense and thoughtful thriller."--Kate Furnivall, Author of The Girl from Junchow "Zoe Ferraris delivers the Muslim The Da Vinci Code. It kept me up at night. I loved it!"--Ranya Idliby, Co-author of The Faith Club "A gripping, many times disturbing, story of murder and the search for justice in an ancient society at odds with a woman's fight for independence."--Kathleen Kent, Author of The Heretic's Daughter PRAISE FOR FINDING NOUF: "Ferraris shows how the clash of tradition and desire, especially for women, is fraught with danger both hidden and overt... She open[s] Saudi Arabia for mystery fans to reveal the true minds and hearts of its denizens." ""Los Angeles Times""" PRAISE FOR CITY OF VEILS: "Zoe Ferraris delivers the Muslim "The Da Vinci Code." It kept me up at night. I loved it!" Ranya Idliby, "co-author of The Faith Club"" PRAISE FOR FINDING NOUF: "Ferraris shows how the clash of tradition and desire, especially for women, is fraught with danger both hidden and overt... She open[s] Saudi Arabia for mystery fans to reveal the true minds and hearts of its denizens." ""Los Angeles Times""" PRAISE FOR CITY OF VEILS: "Zoe Ferraris delivers the Muslim "The Da Vinci Code". It kept me up at night. I loved it!" Ranya Idliby, "co-author of The Faith Club"" PRAISE FOR CITY OF VEILS: "Zo Ferraris delivers the Muslim "The Da Vinci Code." It kept me up at night. I loved it!"--co-author of The Faith Club "Ranya Idliby " PRAISE FOR CITY OF VEILS: "Zo Ferraris delivers the Muslim "The Da Vinci Code". It kept me up at night. I loved it!"--co-author of The Faith Club "Ranya Idliby "

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