It is 2000 BC in Egypt and Imhotep the Ka-Priest brings home his beautiful young concubine Nofret. But not all the members of his family welcome her. When she is found dead Imhotep’s daughter, Renisenb, suspects it might not have been an accident. The death unleashes the greed and hate that have been building up within the family and the horrific events that follow tear it apart.
This is Christie’s only book with a historical setting. The idea of setting a murder mystery novel in Egypt was suggested to her by Stephen Glanville, a noted Egyptologist, and close personal friend and colleague of Christie’s husband Max Mallowan.
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