Karen’s Killer Book Bench: THE STRANGE CASE OF THE PHARAOH’S HEART #Historical #PI #Mystery by Timothy Miller

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Historical Private Investigator Mystery


To crack the case the time around, Sherlock Holmes must return to the place he swore he’d never revisit and face his demons. . . literally . . .

1923: In his last years, Sherlock Holmes has abandoned his strict method of logic for the practice of spiritualism, to the everlasting shame of his old friend Dr. Watson. When Lord Carnarvon dies unexpectedly, barely two months after opening the tomb of Tutankhamun, Holmes blames his death—and a string of others, from an American millionaire to an Egyptian prince, on an ancient curse. But Watson, never one for the supernatural, decides to finally part ways with the formerly great detective.

However, shortly after his departure from Holmes, Lord Carnarvon’s daughter, Lady Evelyn, approaches Watson with a plea: accompany Holmes to Tutankhamun’s tomb to uncover the truth of her father’s death, whether natural, supernatural, or cold-blooded murder. Watson reluctantly accepts the challenge. But much to his displeasure, there’s a third member of their company—Mrs. Estelle Roberts, who communicates with the dead.

Although divided by different beliefs, the trio must band together to unravel the extraordinary secret of the boy king and the treasure missing from his tomb that men have killed for. Their journey takes them from London to Monte Carlo to Cairo and Luxor, and finally to the place that haunts Sherlock Holmes’s dreams, the place he swore never to return to: the Reichenbach Falls, where the spirit of the one man he killed in his long career may be awaiting its revenge: Moriarty.


Historical Private Investigator Mystery

Estelle Roberts, Medium
Character Interview

  1. What one word best describes you?

Harried. I was busy all my life. But now I’ve found peace, and yet…still busy!

2. What are you passionate about these days?

Since I passed beyond the veil fifty years ago, my passions have not changed considerably; to comfort the bereaved, to explicate the world beyond the grave to those who have just passed, to heal the rift between worlds.

3. What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

My first contact with the spirit world occurred when I was three. It was my older brother, whom I had never met during his short life.

4. You just won a huge lottery what is the first thing you’d buy?

The things of this world have never been important to me. But perhaps I could afford to distribute my memoir Fifty Years a Medium gratis through the Society for Psychical Research.

5. Who should play you in a film?

Natacha Rambova. Although better known today for ger work in Egyptology and of course for her brief marriage to Rudolph Valentino than as an actress, she had the receptiveness to spiritualism which would be requisite for the role. Or perhaps Kristen Stewart.

6. Do you play any sports?

Oh, no, no time for games. I had to work from a very young age, then supported my girls and my first husband through his long illness, then I discovered my calling as a medium.

7. What would we find under your bed?

Well, not dust! But perhaps guardian spirits like the one who kept throwing me out of bed the night of the fire, alerting me to the danger in time to wake my husband and get the children out of the house safely before it burned down.

8. What is something you want people to know about you?

That I am with them still, that they are not alone, but surrounded by loved ones who have passed before. 

9. Tell us about your greatest achievement.

It was early in my career, when I first made contact with Sir Sherlock’s mother Louise, a troubled spirit whom no medium had ever been able to summon before. In many ways it was an even greater achievement than my quelling of Tutankhamun’s vengeful spirit. Of that struggle I shall not speak—yet.

10. What was the scariest moment of your life?

When I fought the spirit of Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls, with the lives of Sir Sherlock and Princess Marguerite hanging in the balance.

11. If you could apologize to someone in your past, what would you say?

This is the profound comfort of spiritualism, the knowledge that the chance to make things right, to apologize, to say what was unsaid, awaits us all on the other side.

About Author Timothy …

Timothy Miller is a native of Louisiana,  a graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans. He has two Sherlock Holmes novels under his belt: The Strange Case of Eliza Doolittle and The Strange Case of the Dutch PainterThe Strange Case of the Pharaoh’s Heart will be the third. He tended bar for twenty-five years everywhere from Bourbon St. in New Orleans to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. When not mourning over his beloved New Orleans Saints, he is mourning over his beloved Chicago Cubs. His favorite superhero is Underdog.

Links to Timothy’s websites, blogs, books, #ad etc.:

Amazon Kindle: https://amzn.to/49ZsTEp

Amazon Paperback: https://amzn.to/3VtAmHh

Facebook: @timotheemiller


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8 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Book Bench: THE STRANGE CASE OF THE PHARAOH’S HEART #Historical #PI #Mystery by Timothy Miller”

  1. I’ve been listening to Old Time Radio classics on TuneIn… Sherlock Holmes is a regular… So enjoyable… Mr. Miller seems to have captured the voice nicely…

    Thanks Karen and Timothy

  2. Welcome back to Karen’s Killer Book Bench, Timothy. I love the Holmes and Watson characters, so your books are such a treat to look forward to reading. It will be interesting to see the spiritualism explored. I also love archaeology and am fascinated with King Tut, so that element is also intriguing. Can’t wait to read this story. Thanks for sharing your book with us today!

  3. I loved Timothy Miller’s previous books and this article makes me want to jump right back in.

  4. Hi, I enjoyed reading this post, I really liked the interview! Thank you so much for sharing your book with us. Have a great day.

  5. What a fascinating concept for a Holmes tale! Having written a few myself, I am most interested and have added this title to my TBR list. Best of luck!

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