The Egyptian Antiquities Murder
Sara Rosett, author
An opulent London townhouse, a mummy curse and a plucky lady detective. It’s October, 1923, and Olive Belgrave has a new case. Her client, Lady Agnes doesn’t believe in curses, and she hires Olive to prove her Egyptologist uncle wasn’t the victim of a malevolent mummy. Olive investigates and discovers the truth is much worse—it’s murder. Can Olive debunk the curse and reveal the true culprit before the supposed curse claims another victim? The Egyptian Antiquities Murder is the third book in the High Society Lady Detective series, a historical mystery series set in 1920s England. If you enjoy lighthearted novels reminiscent of the Golden Age of detective fiction with spirited protagonists, perplexing mysteries, and atmospheric settings, you’ll love the High Society Lady Detective series from USA Today bestseller Sara Rosett.
In Rosett’s lively third High Society Lady Detective mystery set in 1920s England (after Murder at Blackburn Hall), Olive Belgrave, who was once an unemployed gentlewoman but is now a full-fledged private investigator, is summoned to London’s upscale Mayfair neighborhood by Lady Agnes, whose uncle, Lord Mulvern, an “eminent Egyptologist and possessor of a cache of mummies,” died a month earlier. A brief note the uncle left behind suggests he was driven to suicide by a mummy’s curse. Unfortunately, the tabloids are still cranking out scandalous stories with headlines such as “Mummy haunts Mayfair town house.” Over tea, Lady Agnes tells Olive, “I want you to get to the bottom of this curse nonsense... Oh, I don’t want you to debunk the curse. I want you to prove Uncle Lawrence was murdered.” Suspects abound. Olive’s good friend, clever Jasper Rimington, is on hand to serve as a sounding board and to provide a bit of backup. A good plot, elegant prose, and a charming narrative voice all add up to a winner. Readers will eagerly await Olive’s next adventure. (Self-published)