Disappearing artifacts, jealous colleagues, and dead bodies - who says a museum curator’s job is easy?
After transporting a newly acquired Egyptian mummy to a local clinic for an X-ray, curator Lisa Donahue safely returns the ancient relic to the Boston University Museum of Archaeology and History. Upon returning to the museum after hours, the widowed young mother is shocked to discover the bloodied body of a colleague in the mummy’s vacated case.
The 2,000-year-old mummy contains an enigmatic clue that will help Lisa solve the murder and keep her job. But she must move fast - before someone turns her into a permanent exhibit.
First off, I have to agree with those who found the murder mystery angle a bit disappointing. It could almost be "abridged out" of the book altogether without a significant impact on the overall story, although there wouldn't be any actual "resolution" to the book without catching the killer. What does work well is the behind-the-scenes-at-the-museum perspective; the romantic angle seemed a bit contrived, but on the other hand, it wasn't overdone either.
I'd like to read the next one in the series, but would prefer to wait for the audio as Priscilla Holbrook is a good fit for Lisa's voice.
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