A Hand That Kills
by Rosamund Clifford
Difficulty: Really hard
When you're asked by a pirate queen to solve a murder, how do you say no? Racing against time, you chase a killer from the catacombs under the Great Pyramids to Cairo's busy city streets. If you lose the trail... you may just lose your life.
Not for the first time, I turned the scrap of paper with its crudely drawn arrows around in my hands. And, also not for the first time, I did a complete 'about face' and headed off in the direction I'd just come from. In the flickering half light of a failing lamp I drew a few none too hasty conclusions as I stumbled down another dank and slippery corridor.