The Final Bet
When young and handsome Othman married Sofia—sophisticated, French, rich, and forty years his senior—he found his ticket out of a life of desperate poverty in the slums of Casablanca.
But when Sofia is brutally murdered, the police quickly zero in on Othman as the prime suspect.
With his mistress, the love of his life, waiting in the wings he certainly has motive. But is he guilty? Or has he been framed by an overzealous, corrupt police force?
"Abdelilah Hamdouchi seems to have found the formula for the emergence of the Moroccan detective novel."--Liberation Kaleidoscope
"The Final Bet is a great introduction to Moroccan policiers--at once very familiar to western crime fiction readers, but then very Moroccan too as family loyalties, filial debts and traditional prejudices all swirl around the case."--Literary Hub