A woman of a certain age who has three cats underfoot, and has the dream of filling her passport with stamps. Books, classical music, tea, cats, movies, art, fancy needlework, and anything else I can think of.
Picks up about five years after the events of The Crocodile on the Sandbank. Amelia and Emerson are in England, having married and had a son, nicknamed Ramses. But the death of an amateur archaeologist in Egypt draw them back to the Nile (Ramses, alas, is too young to go), and not only are there some colourful characters to deal with on the expedition, but a curse seems to be hell-bent on ruining them. Being of scientific mind and constitutions, both Amelia and Emerson feel that the curse is really someone trying to ruin things, but the real question is why, and how will they try to do it? We also get to meet the lovely Bastet for the first time, a cat that attaches herself to Amelia, and providing some vital information herself. Great fun, a tomb, four dead bodies, and a great read. Four stars overall and happily recommended.
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