The Mummy Snatcher of Memphis is the first in an exciting new series of Kit Salter Adventures by Natasha Narayan. It's like Indiana Jones meets Flashman in a rip-roaring adventure across London and Egypt starring four intrepid children. Four books are planned in the series and the books hold stunning black and white Victorian maps depicting Kit's adventurous journey.
This series is very much in the same vein as Lemony Snicket and Julia Golding. And with stunning illustrations inside each book by the author you will absolutely love this title in your collection.
Each book in stock is signed, lined, dated, doodled and numbered 1 to 60. The books are first edition first printings.
When Kit Salter and her friends peek at a famed mummy in a museum chamber, they are shocked to discover rattles and moans coming from the box ...Inside is an Egyptian stowaway, determined to return a looted scarab and save his village. When the mummy is stolen too, the ensuing adventures puts the children fast on the heels of a villainous East End mob, and right into the heart of the Western Desert. But as the story climaxes in a temple, the villains and Kit find they have underestimated a stronger force - the terrible power of ancient Egypt.With a wonderfully spirited heroine and a cast of batty aunts, French adventurers and music hall villains, this is a fabulous first book in an exciting series set during the Age of Empire. Over the course of the next three books, Kit and her friends will hunt for soma, the elusive elixir of immortality, on the slopes of the Himalayas; solve the mystery of the Marie Celeste among pirates on the high seas, and track Inuit warriors through the Arctic wastes. They will battle to outwit their arch rivals: the ghastly Baker Brothers, collectors linked with slavery and opium running.
About the Author
Natasha Narayan was born in India but emigrated to England at the age of five. She has had many jobs in journalism including working as a war correspondent in Bosnia. Like Kit Salter, Natasha loves travelling and exploring new places. She hopes to get to see some of the far flung deserts and mountains of her heroine - even if it's by bus rather than camel and yak. She lives in Oxford.
- First Edition First Printing
- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc (5 Mar 2009)
- Language English
- ISBN-10: 1847246001
- ISBN-13: 978-1847246004
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 13.6 x 2.8 cm