Peters weaves a delightful tail that will keep readers intrigued, entertained, and stumped almost until the end. Her depiction of Victorian Egypt, and the crowds of British patriots populating the streets of Cairo, is highly entertaining, and she has so thoroughly researched Egyptology during the time period, as well as the timeline of discoveries in the Valley of Kings, that her books perfectly blend together historical fact with fictitious intrigue. The fact and fiction are all in good fun, but it is the lively characters who really make Peters' book worthwhile. An especially satisfying winter read; a few hours under the Egyptian sun will certainly help anyone forget about the cold outside.
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