A Dead Djinn in Cairo by P. Djèlí Clark

book cover of A Dead Djinn in Cairo

Considering it was only 46 pages long, this novelette did a truly astounding job introducing a setting (fantasy Cairo c. 1920s), interesting characters, different types of mythical creatures and a compelling mystery that takes exactly as long to wrap up as feels appropriate. Really enjoyed this.


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