A novel of anger, jealousy, betrayal and murder in 2000 BC It is Egypt 2000 BC where death gives meaning to life. At the foot of a cliff lies the broken, twisted body of Nofret, concubine to a Ka-priest. Young, beautiful and venomous, most agree that she deserved to die like a snake. Yet Renisenb, the priestâ€™s daughter, believes that the womanâ€™s death was not fate, but murder. Increasingly, she becomes convinced that the source of evil lurks within her own fatherâ€™s household. As the wife of an eminent archaeologist, Agatha Christie took part in several expeditions to the Middle East. Drawing upon this experience and exhaustive research, she wrote this serial killer mystery laid in Egypt 4000 years ago.