I am delighted to announce that book 10 in the series following Meredith Pink’s Adventures in Egypt is now published. Set in Luxor, Egypt, it offers an opportunity to travel for those of us still unable to venture to foreign climes due to the pandemic. As always, it is a modern adventure story with an ancient Egyptian mystery at its heart.
Meredith (Merry) Pink has a sixth sense when it comes to unlocking secrets from Egypt’s ancient past. It’s possible she is not the only one. When a guest staying onboard Merry and Adam’s dahabeeyah reveals an uncanny – some might almost say paranormal – insight into events that took place around three-thousand years ago, Merry realises it may be possible to solve a pharaonic murder-mystery. She sets out to discover what really happened when Ramses III fell victim to what has come to be known by Egyptologists as “The Harem Conspiracy”.
Join Merry & co on another Egyptian adventure, this time spiced up with a splash of Hollywood glamour.
Here’s what some reviewers have said about previous books in the series:
“Highly entertaining take on modern and ancient Egypt”
“Outstanding page turner set in an exotic location”
“If you love Egypt, you will love these mysteries”
“Adventure, antiquities, good friends, and tea – wonderful!”
And, to get you started, here is an excerpt from the first page…
There’s nothing quite like an Egyptian wedding for sheer joyful exuberance. As such, it reflected the groom’s character down to the ground.
Ahmed, our police buddy – returned to the bosom of the Luxor tourism and antiquities police after a stint as our bodyguard – can, on occasion, be inclined to take himself the teensiest bit seriously. But there can be no doubting the vim and verve he brings to life. His wedding to Habiba – sultry and beautiful Ministry of Antiquities Inspector – was cause enough for elation. After all, they’d got off to a somewhat sticky start. He hadn’t taken kindly to being assigned her ‘babysitter’ when she’d been posted from Cairo to Luxor a while back to investigate reports of looting in the area. Nor had he much appreciated her instinctive inclination to poke fun at him. But from such inauspicious beginnings, love had blossomed. I daresay stranger things have happened. So, here we were in the local mosque, celebrating the nuptials of Ahmed Abd el-Rassul, descended from one of Luxor’s most notorious families of tomb-robbing ne’er-do-wells, and Habiba Garai, PhD graduate, one of the nation’s new crop of fully emancipated young twenty-first-century women, and a Ministry of Antiquities Inspector to boot.
Quite how they would square his tomb-robbing antecedence and occasional strays from the straight and narrow with her strict ethics and modern-crusader-like tendencies would remain to be seen. That they loved each other was not in doubt. And maybe love could conquer all.
Watching them declare their commitment to making it work, I squeezed Adam’s hand alongside me, suddenly dewy-eyed and nostalgic. I do so love a wedding. I’d attended quite a few in recent years. Three of them were my own.
It’s been a while since I published my last book – Ramses’ Riches back in 2018. Sometimes real life takes over. Before the craziness of the global pandemic, I took on a big new role in my day job. This consumed a huge amount of energy, leaving little left for writing. Earlier this year, I took the plunge and decided to take an opportunity (much like Merry) for voluntary redundancy. I am now planning to devote myself to my writing.
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I hope you enjoy Merry’s latest adventure of a rather dark chapter in pharaonic history.