The Painted Queen Paperback / softback
Part of the Amelia Peabody series
Egypt, 1912. Amelia Peabody and her dashing archaeologist husband, Radcliffe Emerson, are once again in danger as they search for a priceless, stolen bust of legendary Queen Nefertiti... Arriving in Cairo for another thrilling excavation season, Amelia is relaxing in her elegant hotel suite when a man with knife protruding from his back staggers into her chamber and utters a single word -'Murder' - before collapsing on the floor, dead.
It soon becomes apparent that someone has saved Amelia from a would-be assassin-someone who is keeping a careful eye on the intrepid archaeologist. And there can be only one answer: the brilliant master of disguise, Sethos.
For Amelia, this excavation season will prove to be unforgettable; one where a brilliant criminal will offer his final challenge . . . and perhaps be unmasked at last. 'Think Miss Marple with early feminist gloss crossed with Indiana Jones' The Guardian
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 06/04/2018
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781472126801
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