The Death of Lord Carnarvon

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Raymond Barnett graduated from Yale in Chinese history and earned his Ph.D. from Duke in evolutionary ecology (serving a year in Vietnam with the U.S. Army in between). A professor of biology at Chico State University for three decades, Barnett resides in northern California, where he enjoys backpacking in the Sierra Nevada and kayaking California's rivers and coast. See

The Death of Lord Carnarvon

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret of King Tut

Authored by Raymond Barnett

March 1923. George Herbert, Fifth Earl of Carnarvon, lies dying in Cairo. Most of the world believes King Tut's mummy has cursed him, for entering the boy-king's tomb just three months previous. But the earl's daughter, Lady Evelyn, suspects a more tangible suspect is killing her father. So she sends for Sherlock Holmes.

Arriving in Egypt, Holmes is thrust into a maelstrom of jealousies and competing claims. He quickly learns the good earl was hated by journalists, Muslim Brotherhood nationalists, Egypt's king, Britain's high commissioner, and competing archeological teams. The murder of the earl's chambermaid outside his very door heightens the urgency of Holmes' task.

But it is his examination of King Tut's tomb, and particularly the stunning ivory box the earl covertly removed from there, that permits Holmes to uncover a riveting and deadly drama that determined the fate of King Tut in Egypt's ancient past, as well as the death of Lord Carnarvon three thousand years later.

Publication Date:
1973941023 / 9781973941026
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.25" x 8"
Black and White with Bleed
Related Categories:
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical

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