The Bastard Mummy

The Bastard Mummy

by Frank Zafiro
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Overview

The Bastard Mummy by Frank Zafiro

Detectives Finch and Elias have seen a lot -- murders, assaults, rapes, missing persons -- but they've never investigated a missing mummy before. Follow the two partners in this novella as they sift through a half dozen different suspects and try to solve the mystery of a stolen mummy from the River City museum.

Part whodunit mystery, part procedural, with more than a little wise-cracking along the way, THE BASTARD MUMMY has a little something for all kinds of mystery readers.

(This novella is also included in the short story collection, DEAD EVEN, which contains several other Finch and Elias stories).

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046236477
Publisher: Frank Zafiro
Publication date: 10/31/2014
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 71,553
File size: 226 KB

About the Author

Frank became a police officer in 1993. During his career, he has served as a patrol officer, corporal, detective (his favorite job), sergeant, lieutenant and is currently a captain. He has written and taught courses in Report Writing and Sexual Assault Investigation at the Basic Law Enforcement Academy. He has also written several college courses in police subject matter. He co-wrote "A Street Officer's Guide to Report Writing" with Doug Strosahl, due out in 2012.

Many of Frank’s stories are written under the pen name Frank Zafiro and take place in the fictional setting of River City, a mid-sized city in Eastern Washington, with recurring characters. In addition to several River City novels, over fifty of his short stories have been published in many different anthologies, as well as print and online magazines. These short stories are collected in three volumes ("Dead Even", "No Good Deed", "The Cleaner")

His story “Good Shepherd” was a finalist for the 2006 Derringer Award. In 2007, his story “The Worst Door” was a finalist for this same award. Most recently, his story “Dead Even” was a finalist for the 2009 Derringer Award.

In addition to writing, Frank is an avid hockey player and a tortured guitarist. His wife, Kristi, is about the only person who will watch him do either activity.

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Bastard Mummy 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 93 reviews.
coperils More than 1 year ago
I like short stories to fill in the gaps of reading long novels. This one was a nice short story about a Pharoah who had a bastard son that was buried with him. It was on display at the museum and the bastard son got stolen. The local police would very much like to solve the mystery before the big wigs get there and they do solve it just in the nick of time!
Eros-Ashima More than 1 year ago
Well written tale of greed, suspects and a dead body that had been dead thousands of years, really enjoyed it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a long or involved story, just a quick and amusing little read for a time when depth is not what you want. I enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Discovered this author a short time ago. Really enjoyed this short story. Highly recommend this author to all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was more interesting to me than most short stories where there is no mystery or character development. Nothing deep but enjoyable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good but too short
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would have liked a little more back ground on Tower . Overall it was a great book .
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Was a good story but a little predictable. Jms
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Simple and fasting
Brian_Triplett More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite stories from Frank Zafiro's short fiction anthology "Dead Even." Tonally, it is different from most of Zafiro's published work, but it still is a good introduction to recurring characters from "Dead Even" and the fictional River City setting in general. The heist caper is fun, and so is the light banter between Finch and Elias. If you like this story, you will probably enjoy the rest of "Dead Even."
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This wad a good mystery about a stolen mummy. I enjoyed the characters. I would consider reading other eorks by this author.
AramisGA More than 1 year ago
Great book.I have recommended this book to all my friends.Will definitely read more books by Frank Zafiro.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the banter and plot
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