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Lady Justice and the Pharaoh's Curse [Kindle Edition]

Robert Thornhill , Peg Thornhill
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Book Description

An artifact is stolen from the King Tut exhibit, setting in motion a string of bizarre murders that baffle the Kansas City Police Department.
A local author simultaneously releases his novel, The Curse of the Pharaohs, attributing the deaths to an ancient prophesy, ‘Death shall come on swift wings to him who disturbs the peace of the King.’
Are the deaths the result of an ancient curse or modern day mayhem?
Follow the clues with Walt and decide for yourself!

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  • File Size: 3470 KB
  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1499585675
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  • Language: English
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Will Walt survive the Pharaoh's Curse??? June 10, 2014
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Robert Thornhill

Curses or coincidences? Whichever one, it doesn't ultimately matter when murder after murder pile up under the watch of Officer Walt Williams and his partner, Ox Wilson. What does matter to his boss, Captain Short, is that they stop them and find out who's killing who, and why. Walt thinks back to the curse that almost killed him and his new bride, Maggie, in Hawaii (Lady Justice Gets Lei'd) and knows that dead is dead, no matter the reason! This time, it also almost lands him and Ox in prison for the dastardly deeds, as they are near-perfectly framed by the killers. Will Lady Justice come to their rescue?
When the touring exhibit, "Discovery of King Tut", a recreation of the opening of the tomb of the Egyptian boy King Tutankhamun by Howard Carter in 1922, selected Kansas City, MO's Union Station as its premiere location for North America after touring Europe since 2008, it was widely advertised as being a replica, the original artifacts remaining under glass in a museum in Cairo. However, in Thornhill's story, a relative of the artisan that created the artificial Anubis who guarded the tomb, actually had the dog's cavity filled with rare and precious gems and metals. What follows is the mayhem created from the lust for riches.
Thornhill leads us along a twisting path of murders and deceptions by those who didn't start out innately evil, but who fall victim to sin of greed. When all is done, the reader has to wonder, was it the curse of the pharaoh's tomb extended to modern-day Kansas City, or just the natural playing out of man's struggle to remain honest when faced with so much wealth.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Robert Thornhill Amazes again June 14, 2014
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Being from KC and living on Maui, I am so glad to find Robert's books. I have now read all of them and this one was just as fantastic as the others. Mr. Thornhill brings me back home in each book he writes as i know exactly all the places he mentions. And Lady Justice gets Leid was great as living on Maui he took me to place I know of as well! Even if you are not from Kansas City or live on Maui The Lady Justice Series is one to not pass up. Robert can keep you engrossed in mystery and rolling on the floor from laughter! You will love all the characters in his books. Keep on with the Lady Justice Series. And after reading this one, I've got Egypt on my bucket List!

Cheryl Johnson
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lady Justice #17 June 11, 2014
By Heather
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Another great addition to the Lady Justice series. There was some Egyptian history on the curse of King Tut's tomb with pictures from an exhibit. Good mystery and suspense!
The author also touched on the issue of medical marijuana which I found interesting.
I always enjoy reading Mr. Thornhill's Lady Justice books.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Gem in the Lady Justice Series June 9, 2014
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An Egyptian curse in Kansas City? Only the imagination of Bob Thornhill could come up with this one. Mummies, hookers and our ever loving band of frolicsome characters take Walt and Ox on a sinister who-done-it adventure ride.

Lady Justice and the Pharaoh's Curse is a great get-away read, especially if you're vacationing in Kansas City! That's the best thing about the Lady Justice Series--the locations are real, as are many of the events depicted in these books, making this a fantastic destination series for any book club looking for a fun summer excursion.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Fun than a Barrel of Cobras. July 22, 2014
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I love all the Lady Justice series. They have humor, older heroes and quirky characters that never fail to entertain. There are lots of references to old TV shows, old jokes, cliches and funny mistakes by stupid criminals. It's a fast read, a fun plot and perfect for a light-hearted summer read. Once you get to know the people, you'll be hooked. I hope this ends up as a TV series. More fun than a barrel of cobras. FIve stars.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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Lady Justice and the Pharaoh's Curse by Robert Thornill

An ancient Egyptian artifact (Anubis) is stolen. Soon people end up dead in mysterious ways. Some say that the "Pharaoh's Curse" is the reason behind these murders and won't be lifted until the items are returned to the Pharaoh's tomb. Walt and Ox are on the case. Meanwhile, Walt is at the trial of a suspect who is arrested for growing and using medicinal marijuana.

Another Hit By Robert Thornhill, some fascinating facts of ancient Egypt/Pharaohs and interesting photos added to the delight of this read. Also the controversial subject of legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes really leaves you thinking. Another fantastic installment in the Lady Justice Series.

(* I was lucky to receive and arc copy of this fantastic book!)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the time to read July 22, 2014
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A soft easy read. Want to read a good mystery with bits if humor? This is a good book to relax with if the answer is yes.
I enjoyed this type of book as a way to slow down from high intense blood and gore type so common today. I believe you will too.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the mystery is just a frame for the relationships! July 23, 2014
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The creative storyline: a man with an uncle who created a duplicate of tutenkamen's Anubis statue and filled it with jewels... And then there is the group of Walt and friends: Ox and Judy, Mary, dad and Rebecca, wife Maggie, oh, don't forget Kevin and Victoria...and that's just the beginning. This is the real story, how families are made from the most diverse group of people through shared experiences and adventures. Each chapter reads almost like the writer has started a new story, but don't worry, just like the diverse group of friends, the various threads are brought together, one by one, to create a simply satisfying tale. Enjoy!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Indiana Jones, but....
A fun read, written in a tongue-in-cheek style. Humour and murder, a delicious entrée!
Published 2 days ago by Jean H. Laprime
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read.
Good murder mystery with a few twists. I have been reading a lot of Pharaoh curse type books of late and this one really was enjoyable. Will look for more by this author.
Published 3 days ago by Rene Maloon
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick Read
Very entertaining.
Published 4 days ago by Spirit Woman
2.0 out of 5 stars It just didn't grab me at the beginning, so ...
It just didn't grab me at the beginning, so I never really got into it. If I pick up a book, it has to hook me very early in the plot or I drop it.
Published 5 days ago by Michael Dougherty
5.0 out of 5 stars Lady Justice and the Pharaoh's Curse (Volume 17)
When an ancient Egyptian artifact is stolen, people soon are winding up dead in mysterious ways. Some believe that its the Pharaoh's curse behind these murders and it won't end... Read more
Published 5 days ago by lady g
3.0 out of 5 stars Haven't really recommended to friends
Not very well written, but interesting plot. Haven't really recommended to friends.
Published 8 days ago by D. Jordan
3.0 out of 5 stars Good reading. It kept my interest which is a ...
Good reading. It kept my interest which is a good thing.
Published 9 days ago by grandpaworkman
3.0 out of 5 stars I liked it as a quick read but that was far ...
It was interesting to see this in the locale near where I grew up. It was okay but seemed to be written at the elementary level. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Michael Wayne
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Good read moved along quickly.
Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy read
A quick and easy read that will keep you turning the pages even though you think you know what is going to happen
Published 16 days ago by Smitty
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More About the Author

Award-winning author, Robert Thornhill, began writing at the age of sixty-six and in four short years has penned fifteen novels in the Lady Justice mystery/comedy series, the seven volume Rainbow Road series of chapter books for children, a cookbook and a mini-autobiography.

Lady Justice and the Sting, Lady Justice and Dr. Death, Lady Justice and the Vigilante, Lady Justice and the Candidate, Lady Justice and the Book Club Murders and Lady Justice and the Cruise Ship Murders won the Pinnacle Award for the best new mystery novels of Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012, Fall of 2012, Spring of 2013 and Summer of 2013 from the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs.

Many of Walt's adventures in the Lady Justice series are anecdotal and based on Robert's real life.

Although Robert holds a master's in psychology, he has never taken a course in writing and has never learned to type. All 25 of his published books were typed with one finger and a thumb!

His wit and insight come from his varied occupations, including thirty-three years as a real estate broker.
He lives with his wife, Peg, in Independence, Missouri.

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