The Egyptian Coffin

Jane Jakeman, Author Berkley Publishing Group $13 (263p) ISBN 978-0-425-20541-9
Set in 1830, Jakeman's engrossing second Lord Ambrose Malfine historical (after 2004's Let There Be Blood ) evokes the classic 19th-century suspense novels of the likes of Wilkie Collins and Sheridan Le Fanu. When Malfine investigates a riding accident suffered by a young heiress with a West Country estate near his own, he discovers that Miss Lilian Westmorland of Westmorland Park is at the mercy of her taciturn uncle and guardian, Micah Overbury, and his pockmarked ""man of affairs,"" Casterman. After Lilian catches a fever, Overbury dispatches her to Cairo in the charge of a servant and Casterman to complete her recovery. The discovery of the body of a strangled girl with links to Westmorland Park spurs the suspicious Malfine to set out on a journey that will take him from the wilds of Dartmoor to the alleyways of Cairo and the pyramids. Realistic and admirable characters support a tightly woven plot that's enriched by details of life in both rural Britain and Egypt. Agent, Patricia Moosbrugger . (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/01/2005
Release date: 09/01/2005
Show other formats
FORMATS
Paperback - 224 pages - 978-0-7472-5604-5
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.