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The Egyptologist
Author: Arthur Phillips

ISBN: 9781921640315
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 383
Published: 1 January 2004
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 12.9 x 2.9
Description:
From the bestselling author of Prague comes a witty, inventive, brilliantly constructed novel about an Egyptologist obsessed with finding the tomb of an apocryphal king.

This darkly comic labyrinth of a story opens on the desert plains of Egypt in 1922, then winds its way from the slums of Australia to the ballrooms of Boston, by way of Oxford, the battlefields of the First World War, and a royal court in turmoil.

Just as Howard Carter unveils the tomb of Tutankhamun, making the most dazzling find in the history of archaeology, Oxford-educated Egyptologist Ralph Trilipush is digging himself into trouble, having staked his professional reputation and his fiancée's fortune on a scrap of hieroglyphic pornography. Meanwhile, a relentless Australian detective sets off on the case of his career, spanning the globe in search of a murderer. And another murderer. And possibly another murderer.

The confluence of these seemingly separate stories results in an explosive ending, at once inevitable and utterly unpredictable.

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