I can't wait for the next Peabody story... I really do think [Elizabeth Peters'] books are great entertainment. (Angela Ripon)
A writer so popular that the public library has to keep her books under lock and key.' (Washington Post Book World
Think Miss Marple with early feminist gloss crossed with Indiana Jones... accomplished entertainment.' (Guardian
The irascible husband of Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody is living up to his reputation as 'The Father of Curses'. Denied permission to dig at the Pyramids of Dahshoor, Emerson is awarded instead the 'Pyramids' of Mazghunah. Nothing in this barren spot seems of any interest, but then a murder in Cairo changes all of that.