The writer known as Parker Bilal has spent most of his life moving from one place to another. Born in London, he spent his early childhood in Liverpool before the family moved to Khartoum, Sudan, where he spent his formative years. In 1990, in response to the military coup d'etat in Sudan his parents moved to Cairo which became the setting for the Makana stories. He has lived for long periods in a number of cities including London, Sheffield, Paris, Aarhus, Barcelona and most recently Amsterdam.
.. .the Marlowe of Cairo... --The LA Review of Books .. .everything you could want in a detective series. --The Guardian .. .a depth and resonance which stretches far beyond its cast of characters into the wider world. -- The Independent