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Nefertiti:The Book of the Dead In Nick Drake's Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead, Rahotep, a detective in ancient Egypt, really has the Pharaoh breathing down his neck...Nefertiti:The Book of the DeadMystery and Thriller, Fiction In Nick Drake's Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead, Rahotep, a detective in ancient Egypt, really has the Pharaoh breathing down his neck...2007-03-30HarperCollins
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Nefertiti:The Book of the Dead

Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Fiction; Author: Nick Drake; Publisher: HarperCollins

In Nick Drake’s Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead, Rahotep, a detective in ancient Egypt, really has the Pharaoh breathing down his neck on this one: He has 10 days to find the missing Queen Nefertiti, or he and his family will be executed.

Grisliest Death
Live brain extraction through the nostrils.

Lowdown
Drake’s period pageantry and anachronistic noir nihilism — ”Only the gods are immortal. And they do not exist” — are marred by mummy-stiff writing and a plot that’s as murky as the Nile. C+