The Mummy of Mayfair
by Jeri Westerson

Private investigators Timothy Badger and Benjamin Watson take on another unusual and baffling case in Victorian London when a mummy unwrapping party takes a chilling turn.

London, 1895. Although their last high-profile case was a huge success, private detectives Tim Badger and Benjamin Watson know they can’t afford to turn down any work, despite financial assistance from their mentor, Sherlock Holmes.

So when the eminent Doctor Enoch Sawyer of St Bart’s Hospital asks Badger if the duo will provide security for a mummy unwrapping party he is hosting, Badger doesn’t hesitate to take the job. After all, how hard can guarding the doctor’s bizarre Egyptian artifacts be? But with Doctor Sawyer running late for his own party, the ‘genuine’ ancient sarcophagus of Runihura Saa is unravelled to reveal the remains of . . . Doctor Sawyer! Suddenly, the pair are drawn into a case that’s stranger and twistier than they could ever have imagined.


“Highly enjoyable”

Kirkus Reviews

“Westerson is an imaginative storyteller who brings history, humor, hubris, and humanity to this inventive mystery”

Booklist on The Isolated Séance

“Teems with authenticity of the period. Highly recommended”

Historical Novels Review on The Isolated Séance

“An enjoyable Holmes pastiche whose many twists are complemented by pointed social commentary”

Kirkus Reviews on The Isolated Séance

“[Westerson] writes about Victorian street life and desperation in a pastiche relieved by humor. Suggest Vicki Delany’s “Gemma Doyle” series as a read-alike”

Library Journal on The Isolated Séance

“Jeri Westerson is at the top of her game”

Louis Bayard, bestselling author of THE PALE BLUE EYE, on Courting Dragons

“The Tudor court as seen through the eyes of wily Will Somers, Henry VIII’s jester, comes to vivid life in this sparkling mystery”

C.W. Gortner, bestselling author of THE TUDOR SECRET, on Courting Dragons

“Devotees of Alan Gordon’s Fools’ Guild mysteries will welcome this promising series”

Publishers Weekly on Courting Dragons

“Familiar historical figures seen from a different viewpoint add spice to the mystery”

Kirkus Reviews on Courting Dragons

“An appropriate end to Westerson’s series. Long-time fans will be eager to see if Crispin can triumph over the past, and anyone who enjoys medieval mysteries can follow it easily”

Library Journal Starred Review of The Deadliest Sin

Jeri Westerson

Jeri Westerson was born and raised in Los Angeles. As well as nine previous Crispin Guest medieval mysteries, she is the author of a paranormal urban fantasy series and several historical novels. Her books have been nominated for the Shamus, the Macavity and the Agatha awards.

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The Mummy of Mayfair by Jeri Westerson is available in the following formats

Hardback97814483107602nd July 2024147 X 222mm256$29.99
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