Phineas and Althea's father receives an unexpected appointment as curatorof a collection of Egyptian antiquities, including one mummy. When the mummy is stolen, Phineas and Althea find themselves involved in a mystery that quickly escalates to kidnapping and attempted murder.
"Pleasingly well written...Graced with a sound plot, a scary climax, and, above all, perceptive characterizations...A fine interweaving of fun and substance."SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNALAlthea and Phineas Hall are spending a boring summer with their father until a rich old man donates the mysterious Vandemark mummmy and other antiquities to the college where their father is a professor, with instructions that only he is to care for them. When something happens in the room where the valuables are kept, Phineas and Althea sense that there is danger in the air and that one wrong move could turn a summer mystery into murder....
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