1894. After rising to prominence for his role investigating the case of Jack the Ripper alongside the formidable Inspector Abberline, Daniel Wilson has retired from the force and now works as a private enquiry agent. Having built a reputation for intelligence and integrity, Wilson is the natural choice for the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, which finds itself in need of urgent assistance.
The remains of an ancient princess and her entourage are to be unveiled as the centrepiece of the museum’s new Egyptian collection, but strange occurrences have followed their arrival in Britain: a dead body is discovered in a previously empty sarcophagus, one of the mummified bodyguards seemingly goes ‘walkabout’ and another man is found strangled to death with three-thousand-year-old bandages.
Aided by the talented resident archaeologist Abigail Fenton but hindered by the dismissive local police force, can Wilson unravel the mystery and preserve the reputation of the museum ahead of its public launch?
About the Author
Jim Eldridge has had ninety-five books published, which have sold over three million copies. He is also a radio, TV and movie scriptwriter who has had 250 TV scripts broadcast in the UK and internationally. He lives in Sevenoaks, Kent.
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1894, England and when a respected professor and author is found dead in the gentleman's conveniences in the British Museum, Sir Jasper Stone, curate in charge decides to employ private enquiry agents to aid the police. Daniel Wilson is an ex-Scotland Yard Inspector and his partner Abigail Fenton, an archaeologist are employed. Professor Lance Pickering was at the Museum to give a talk to promote his new book and the museum's new exhibition concerning King Arthur. But what could be the possible motive for his death, especially when this is not the last murder. Is there a connection between the two. An enjoyable and interesting Victorian mystery. A delightful read with its likeable array of characters.