'There's a distinctly Egyptian flavour to the goings on in DI Wesley's corner of Devon: his son Michael is doing a school project on the Ancient Egyptians; I Remember Cleopatra is to be performed by the local drama group and Peterson's old boss Ian Petrie has come down from London to investigate a lucrative scam involving antiquities from the Valley of the Kings. More gruesomely, a girl who survives a bizarre attack says her assailant had a dog's head, and soon enough "Anubis" strikes lucky and his strangled victim is found wrapped in ancient linen and crudely disemboweled. The present-day murders – once Anubis has got a taste for it, he soon strikes again – are interleaved with the reflections of a governess who lived at Varley Castle a 100 years ago, when four young women were murdered in almost exactly the same way: the new owner has inherited her great grandfather's collection of Egyptian artefacts as well as the legend of his son's role in the murders. Complex and surprising, this 15th Peterson novel will delight Ellis's many fans.'
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