20. March 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Janet, Women's Fiction (chick lit) · Tags:

The Laughter of Dead Kings by Elizabeth Peters, 324 pages, read by Janet, on 03/17/2013

http://origin.syndetics.com/index.php?isbn=9780061246241/LC.gif&client=mirip&type=hw7Who would imagine that the protection of bodies in Egypt’s Valley of Kings would involve several people being killed because of their knowledge of the artifacts?  Elizabeth Peters always give a full description of the people involved, the surroundings, and enough past information to connect the incidents to the present.  One learns a lot of history and an appreciation of those who uncover and take care of these ancient items. In this story, the bones of King Tut had been stolen and were being held for ransom. A hand was sent for proof.  It takes good detectives to be able to identify the thieves, locate the rest of the body, and move it to a safe place.  Good reading (and lots of eating by the participants).

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