Peters returns in her timeline to the 1909-10 season to give our favorite heroine a new venue. You know it has to be good if readers have followed her through 20 books!
Covers the 1922-23 season.
Howard Carter returns as a featured character, as the Emersons are privy to his discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamon.
In 1922, the Emersons are excavating at Deir el Medina when a melodramatic visitor delivers a challenge—and a solid gold ancient statuette—to them: find out where it came from and why it brings bad luck to its owners. Emerson, of course, doesn't believe in curses, but he does believe someone has robbed a find of historic proportions. When their visitor turns up dead and her stepchildren disappear, everyone except the Emersons believe the murder is a family affair.
Ramses, meanwhile, finds a papyrus which he suspects to be of historic importance, and an assistant who is not all he seems.
The story begins in summer, 1907, ten years after the Emersons' expedition into the Nubian desert in The Last Camel Died at Noon, when the Emersons were lured to a Lost Oasis where the remains of a Meroitic - Ancient Egyptian civilization that had avoided the outside world for centuries still survived. It was during that journey that the Emersons brought back Nefret Forth to live with them in England. A messenger from the Lost Oasis appears at their home in Kent, pleading for help for their friend, King Tarek, and they have no choice but to go to his aid.
Covers the 1919-20 season
This book is notable in that the entire Emerson clan is present: Professor and Amelia Emerson, Walter and Evelyn Emerson, Ramses and Nefret Emerson and their children David John and Charla, Sennia Emerson, David and Lia Todros and their children Dolly and Evie, Sethos, and Maryam/
Plenty of missing antiquities, intrigue, kidnappings, ominous accidents and humor throughout.