Death Shall Come
A country house murder mystery by Simon R. Green
Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 01 Sep 2017
Simon R Green clearly has fun turning the classic manor house mystery upside down and tackling classic monsters in his Ishmael Jones series. Already he’s tackled a vampire and the Loch Ness monster. Now it’s a mummy’s turn.
As a favor to the Colonel, Ishmael and Penny head to the Cardavan homestead where the largest trove of privately owned Egyptian artefacts resides. The Colonel is concerned about how his father-in-law was able to purchase the previously undiscovered mummy of the first Cleopatra. As the head of Black Heir, a company known to deal in alien artefacts, his actions are suspect. He is of course the first to die (in a locked room with the only key in his pocket). Is it the mummy no longer resting in its sarcophagus? Or is the murderer one of the group gathered together for its unveiling? Ishmael doesn't believe in mummies, but he knows m...