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A Dead Djinn in Cairo by P. Djeli Clark

Deaddjinn full xl (1)

Published: Tor.com May 2016

Length. Approx 12,400 words

Reviews:Amazing, RocketStackRank, Tangent, Apex

Description (from Amazing):

...several generations ago an Egyptian alchemist broke a hole through the space between worlds allowing magic, djinn and angels to enter ours. By 1912, Egypt is a kingdom and a great power, having kicked out the British. Cairo is a major city where advanced, steam-powered technology lives along side otherworldly beings and alchemy. Our heroine, Fatma el-Sha’arawi of the Egyptian Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments, and Supernatural Entities; is tasked with helping the Cairo police figure out who murdered a djinn found dead in his home. In her quest to solve the mystery, Fatma will run into mechanical angels, flesh-eating ghouls, secret pagan societies and a conspiracy that will spell doom for all.

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