Friday, May 11, 2012
Murder in the Mummy’s Tomb by Kel Richards, reviewed by BL Kennedy
Murder in the Mummy’s Tomb
“Not at all. It seems poetry must be of your very essence.”
“I do assure you, Mr. Flinders, that I am a very practical, down to earth young woman. My father insists that I be, and I am.”
“And yet I find you in the moonlight dreaming dreams seeing visions.”
“We all dream,” she said quietly.
G.K. Chesterton, a detective, imagined by Kel Richards, drags us into his latest adventure, which is part detective story, part murder mystery, and part sci-fi adventure. Those of you who are addicted to a great mummy story will find yourself at home with this very entertaining book. It has everything you need. It takes place in 1919 (now how cool is that?), it doesn’t have Brendan Frasier in it. It has a cool plot which focuses on a discredited professor, a three thousand year old mummy, and a freshly murdered corpse. I ask you, what is there not to like?
So if you like Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, and you love heroes such as Doc Savage, and are addicted to Lamont Cranston, this book is for you. It has everything: romance, mystery, a lost city, wisdom, a temple of Carnak, and the Valley of the Kings. I say, get off your ass and grab it. It is a really cool and fun read.