A warm-up before an oncoming review of an old Swedish thing.
I have read this one several years ago, but decided to revisit it for three reasons. First, Karen Meek of the fantastic EuroCrime blog bought exactly the same edition recently and showed the cover on her blog.
Second, it includes a clever cat. (I am not as catty as certain of my readers, but I believe in giving people what they want – once in a while)
Third, there is a pinch of Egyptology in it (see Louise´s guest post on crime and Egyptology).
The charming cat belongs to John Ensted, Professor of Egyptology, and her rather misleading name is Thotmes III. Meet the beauty:
“Thotmes III had majestically taken her place on top of a pile of books and typewriters, and was energetically working with her pink tongue to make her soft white coat even whiter… No one knows what she had been up to before the day she appealingly stretched out her pink nose to an astonished Swedish archaeologist down in a newly opened Egyptian royal tomb.”
The book will be reviewed on Thursday.