London, 1924: When Alfie Barrington is stabbed to death outside his club, suspicion quickly falls on his widow, the lovely Sarah - and on her former beau, Enoch Hale. The American journalist has an alibi, but he doesn't know her name and Scotland Yard can't find her. Determined to solve this case without the help of his friend Sherlock Holmes, Hale launches and investigation that brings him into contact with Leonard and Virginia Woolf, bohemian writers and publishers; P.G. Wodehouse, creator of Jeeves and Bertie Wooster; Howard Carter, discoverer of King Tut's tomb; and one of the greatest mystery writers of all time. A second murder sparks journalistic speculation of a curse related to Alfie's time in Egypt as a competitor of Carter and his patron, Lord Carnarvon. Hale doesn't buy that, but he doesn't come up with a better solution until it is almost too late. And in the end, it is once again Sherlock Holmes who puts it all together. This exciting historical mystery concludes the Enoch Hale - Sherlock Holmes trilogy that began with The Amateur Executioner and continued with The Poisoned Penman.
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Enoch Hale III! The Eyptian Curse by Dan Andriacco and Kieran McCullen It is 1924. Alfie Barrington is stabbed to death with an unusual Egyptian dagger outside of his club. Enoch Hale’s ex-girlfriend, Lady Sarah Barrington is married to this man. She becomes a suspect in the case and so does Enoch Hale! Hale has an alibi; he was out with a girl who called herself Prudence Beresford. The only problem is, she has vanished; and other than the name he knows nothing about her! Hale needs to investigate to prove that he and Lady Sarah are not guilty. But his editor puts Edward Malone on the case, and shuffles Hale to work on interviewing George Mallory, recent conqueror of Everest. Then there are a lot of golfers to interview. Meanwhile Lady Sarah renews her close friendship with Enoch Hale. This has the result of making them seem even guiltier. And when her father dies from a statue falling on him, Inspector Rollins is certain that Lady Sarah and Enoch Hale are guilty. Talk of the Curse of King Tut is everywhere, but it is unlikely to sway the police from their hunt. As before, this is a delightful historical novel. Various historical characters waltz in and out of the story: Agatha Christie Howard Carter Virginia Wolfe Ronald A Knox TS Eliot Some fictional characters appear as well. Enoch Hale works with Edward Norton, the reporter from The Lost World. Professor Challenger is mentioned. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson play their part. Each is like paint strokes adding up to a masterpiece! Bravo! Five Stars Plus Quoth the Raven…