The Scarab Murder Case
In 1922, English anthropologist Howard Carter discovered the long-hidden tomb of King Tutankhamun, and the world went Egypt-crazy. Just a few years later, New York is not immune to the craze, and even Philo Vance, that eminent scholar-sleuth, has some sympathy for the fad—though of course he knows lots more about the topic than Carter ever did. When a wealthy Egyptologist is murdered, with mysterious inscriptions and artifacts dotted round, it’s only natural that John FS Markham calls Philo for help. After all, Markham is merely the New York District Attorney, whereas Philo Vance is…well, Philo Vance.
“Many readers have found him irritating, others have found his intellectual acrobatics delightful and amusing…with his highbrown manner and his parade of encyclopedic lerning, Philo Vance is not only a detective; he is a god out of the machine.” —New York Times
Who's likely to like this: Fans of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction
2019 • Fiction/Mystery • 256 pages • ISBN: 9781631942006