Hi, I’m the author of Meredith Pink’s Adventures in Egypt, a mystery/adventure series set in the present day, but all with an ancient Egyptian mystery at their heart. There are nine books in the series so far. The first starts with English tourist Merry being inadvertently locked inside the Howard Carter Museum (once his house) near the Valley of the Kings. Trying to escape, she accidentally smashes a picture frame. Inside, she finds a coded message which sets her off on a madcap treasure hunt around some of Egypt’s most iconic sites.
Here are a few photographs of where it all started: inside Howard Carter’s house, now fabulously presented as a museum. It evokes the rather austere living arrangements of a 1920s excavator and archaeologist.
This is the desk Merry falls onto while trying to climb up and release the bolts on the window shutters. (Me wearing Howard Carter’s hat – although I doubt its the real one!)
This is the bed Merry scoots under to rescue her bangle which has slipped off her wrist. The guard doesn’t see her when he does his last check before locking up, which is how she comes to get locked in for the night.
Fiona Deal, Author of Meredith Pink’s Adventures in Egypt, all available on Amazon. To join Merry on her adventures please click on each picture for the link.
I read your first book and enjoyed it. I would very much like to visit Howard’s home, but this is not how it was when Howard was alive. I have seen photographs of the original interior. Howard had a very keen eye when it came to furnishing both his homes, his London flat and his house Elwat el-Diban were very tastefully furnished. I don’t think he would be impressed by the rather cheap looking items being passed off as his property. When Howard died he left the contents of the house which he called Elwat el-Diban to the Metropolitan Museum, during the second world war the contents were removed to the Metropolitan Dig House, what happened to them after that is a bit hazy although one man I spoke to who was writing about the history of dig houses in Luxor found out that the furniture had been destroyed. Such a shame.
Hi Tania, thanks for leaving me a comment. I’m pleased you enjoyed Carter’s Conundrums. Yes, I agree it’s a shame the original furniture was destroyed. For the purpose of my story, Merry is a tourist, and not an expert on Howard Carter. Great to know all that detail, so thanks for adding it. Fiona 😊
Can’t wait for your next book, love the photographs, I have been to Howard Carter’s house several times, it’s amazing just like stepping back in time..
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Hi Hazel, thanks for leaving a comment. Yes, it’s where the whole idea for Merry’s adventures was born. Book 10 in underway… 🙂
I’ve read the whole series and thoroughly enjoyed every book.
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Hi Terri, Thanks for leaving a comment. It makes my day when someone says they’ve read and enjoyed my books. Number 10 is on the way … 🙂