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Amelia finds good luck – in her dreams!

‘Stay away from tomb Twenty-Al’ says an ominous message delivered by an unseen hand. The year is 1903, the place is Cairo, and it’s time for Amelia’s ninth adventure. She is asked for help by an old friend whose husband has fallen for a spiritualist; then a plea arrives from an expat colonel whose daughter is threatened by an unknown enemy, and Ramses, now a headstrong teenager, undertakes an adventure that is guaranteed to turn his mother’s hair white!

Amelia then dreams of a large cat, an Egyptian sign of good luck – which as the situation stands, is in precious short supply…


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Think Miss Marple with early feminist gloss crossed with Indiana Jones... accomplished entertainment.