Autumn 1921. The Peabody-Emerson clan are enjoying a fruitful period of excavation in Egypt.
But when they hear the alarming tale of a man's mysterious death their digging turns to detecting.
His widow is convinced her husband was the victim of a curse and implores the Emersons to find and return the small 'deadly' statue that killed him to the tomb from which it was stolen -- before it claims another life.
From bitter experience the Emersons know it would be a serious mistake to start chasing tomb robbers.
But Amelia and family soon start to find the curse may be more real than ever imagined...
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 20/06/2005
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781845292683