The Curse of the Pharaohs (novel)
First edition cover for The Curse of the Pharaohs
|Series||Amelia Peabody mysteries|
|Publisher||Dodd, Mead and Company|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|LC Class||PS3563.E747 C8|
|Preceded by||Crocodile on the Sandbank|
|Followed by||The Mummy Case|
The Emersons are at home in England, aching to return to Egypt, but finding no excuse to return until Lady Baskerville asks them to finish the excavation started by her husband, who died mysteriously just before opening a tomb in Luxor. No one else will continue as rumors of a curse on those who desecrate the tomb fly through the region.
Leaving their son Ramses at home, the Emersons arrive at the Baskerville compound near the Valley of the Kings to find sick employees, over-eager reporters, and an assortment of other characters trying to either get into the tomb, or keep the Emersons out.
Three recurring characters are introduced; Cyrus Vandergelt, Karl von Bork and Kevin O'Connell. Vandergelt is a wealthy amateur American Egyptologist, and over the years becomes Professor Emerson's closest friend. Bork is an expert in hieroglyphs who appears in a number of stories, usually assisting other Egyptologists. O'Connell is a reporter who eventually becomes a valuable outlet for the Emersons and their adventures.
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