Death Shall Come (#4)

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Ishmael Jones is faced with a dead body and a missing mummy in this highly entertaining, genre-blending mystery.

Death shall come on swift wings to whoever desecrates this tomb …

Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny have been summoned to remote Cardavan House, home of the world’s largest private collection of Ancient Egyptian artefacts, for the unveiling of George Cardavan’s latest acquisition: a bone fide Egyptian mummy. 

When a bloodstained body is discovered beside the empty sarcophagus, Ishmael is dismissive of the theory that the mummy’s curse is to blame. Instead he sets out to uncover the human killer responsible. But how can Ishmael explain the strange, shuffling footsteps that creep along the corridors? Who is playing games with them … and why?


“Green’s style of sci-fi blends levity with a high body count.”


“Entertaining […] Green once again smoothly blends science fiction with classic detection.”

Publishers Weekly

“Lovers of high-quality fantasy and science fiction should make it a point to seek this guy out, if they haven’t already.”


“This fourth series adventure (after Very Important Corpses) is fast-paced, entertaining, and genre-bending.”

Library Journal

“This relatively new series is a wonderful balance of murder mystery and urban fantasy with a sci-fi twist. We loved Ishmael and Penny’s witty banter as they sleuth out the clues and find the culprit – hopefully before the body count gets too high. If you enjoyed Green’s previous books or if you are looking for a classic mystery with a modern twist, this is the series for you!”

That’s What I’m Talking About

“As usual, there is plenty of Green’s patented wry, dry repartee and smart-alecky humor […] Fans of the series should not miss this book because it contains one more tiny clue to Ishmael’s distant past.”

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