Author: Agatha Christie
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0007128673
As the wife of an eminent archaeologist, Agatha Christie took part in several expeditions to the Middle East. Drawing upon this experience and exhaustive research, she wrote this ingenious serial killer mystery set in ancient Egypt 4000 years ago.
Seeking peace after her husbands death, the Ka-priests daughter Renisenb returns to her father's house on the banks of the Nile. But beneath the calm surface of his prosperous household lurk greed, lust and hate. When the grisly death of the beautiful and venomous concubine Nofret is dismissed as fate, Renisenb becomes increasingly convinced that the source of evil lurks within-and watches as the family's passions explode in murder!
Though unlike any of her other novels, it still ends with a climax which few will anticipate.
EXCERPTS FROM REVIEWS
Startlingly new - my admiration for her leaps even higher
A fascinating problem… baffling the most perspicacious reader.
Succeeds admirably in picturing the people of ancient Egypt as living persons and not as resurrected mummies.
-New York Times
PART ONE : INUNDATION
PART TWO : WINTER
PART THREE: SUMMER