The Night Of The Mi'raj

Gripping crime novel set in contemporary Saudi Arabia, by Zoe Ferraris.

Abridged by Alison Joseph.

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01*20080707

Gripping crime novel set in contemporary Saudi Arabia, by Zoe Ferraris.

Abridged by Alison Joseph.When Nouf ash-Shrawi, the spirited young daughter of a wealthy Saudi dynasty, is found murdered in the desert her family asks Nayir, a Palestinian-born desert guide, to investigate.

As his inquiries progress, Nayir struggles with loyalties he has never before questioned: to old friends, to his faith and to a culture in which women take their secrets to the grave.

Read by Zubin Varla and Sirine Saba

02*20080708

Nayir makes a shocking discovery at Nouf's funeral.

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03*20080709

Coroner's assistant Katya Hijazi continues her surreptitious investigation into Nouf's death.

Nayir, accompanied by a Bedouin tracker, scours the desert crime scene for clues.

Read by Sirine Saba and Zubin Varla

04*20080710

Nouf's brother Othman reveals his own suspicions about what lay behind her murder.

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0520080711

Putting pressure on Nouf's driver pays off, when Nayir learns that the murdered girl harboured a dark secret.

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06*20080714

Nayir's murder investigation leads to an uncomfortable encounter at an American compound.

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07*20080715

DNA evidence leads Katya and Nayir to reconsider their theory about the murderer.

Read by Sirine Saba and Zubin Varla

08*20080716

Continuing the search for Nouf's murderer, Katya and Nayir turn their attention closer to home.

Read by Sirine Saba and Zubin Varla

09*20080717

A dreadful truth is revealed.

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10 LAST*20080718

The case comes to a shocking denouement.

Read by Zubin Varla