A reasonably good story, some good hooks but certainly not the best example of this type of work out there. The writing is kind of fractured too, like maybe it was a first time effort by the author? If so, good job. Otherwise, well, if you were aiming for a pulp magazine feel, you nailed it!
Great works. Only problem is it does not have a Glossary, so you do not really know where the stories begin or end. Still, a brief scan over of the book and a few notes can easily correct this.
I really enjoyed reading it, it is truly nice and engross, I wasnot able to put it down until I finished. He was a brilliant Arab writer.
Entertaining, and not too hard to guess if you've read any mystery written after 1940... but good fun.