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The Return of the Pharaoh

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Meyer takes us on an adventure with the world’s most famous detective. This time Watson finds himself trailing after the detective in Egypt while his wife recovers at a tuberculosis hospital. Holmes is on the case of a disappeared Duke and climbs in and out of pyramids to discover what became of him. It’s nice to visit with familiar characters reimagined in new settings with new characters.

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3 1/2 stars for this continuation of the Holmes/Watson saga.

In this one, Egyptology is front and center and Holmes and Watson, independently and for different reasons, travel to Egypt. Watson for his wife's health, and Holmes on a case. Of course, their chance meeting leads to Watson joining Holmes on an adventure that almost kills them both.

I find Nicholas Meyer writes in the same vein and the Holmes that I am used to (Doyle's). I read a lot of Holmes books by various authors, and I find that Meyer is true to the Holmes that we know and love.

This book kept my attention, was interesting with the bits of politics at the time and information on artifacts and mummies...technically correct but not a technical treatise. There were, as expected, some twists and turns and characters who may not have been what they seemed. All in all, a worthwhile, and enjoyable, read.

My thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to read this trip back in time with Holmes and Watson.

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Holmes and Watson take their investigative talents to Egypt, on the trial of a missing Lord. The amateur archaeologist may have discovered the unopened tomb of Thutmose, but he has disappeared in the desert. Spies, sandstorms, and rumors of gold add complications. A successful homage to the detective and his original creator - clever and well-written!

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