Erased From Memory

Erased From Memory

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Penguin Putnam
Diana O'Hehir returns in the new novel featuring Carla Day and her elderly father, an Egyptologist suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Dr. Day was once famous for the ancient coffin lid he discovered, and he and Carla are at the museum that houses it when someone falls to the floor, choking. Dr. Day rushes to pry off the victim's tie. But instead of praise, Day faces charges of murder by strangulation and is accused of faking Alzheimer's. The police take him into custody, only to learn that the museum-goer isn't dead, but comatose.

It has been Carla's father's experience that the dead (and nearly-dead) do not hop out of bed. But once the nurse turns her back, the patient vanishes. Now, when someone refers to the disappearance-or to a subsequent murder-Carla's father asks to visit the coffin. Are these ramblings from a faulty memory? Or is there a connection between a millennia-old Egyptian death-and a present-day California one?

Baker & Taylor
When her Alzheimer's-afflicted father, a famed Egyptologist, is accused of trying to kill a visitor to the museum housing an ancient coffin lid he had discovered, Carla Day looks for a connection between that crime and a centuries-old Egyptian death.

Blackwell North Amer
As they have so many times before, Carla Day and her Egyptologist father are visiting the museum housing the ancient coffin lid he discovered years ago. Now an elderly Alzheimer's patient, Dr. Day was once famous in certain circles for his find. But the day trip takes an unexpected turn when a fellow museumgoer falls to the floor, apparently choking. Gentle Dr. Day rushes to his side, trying to pry off the poor man's tie. But instead of being praised for his attempt to help, he is charged with murder by strangulation.
Carla Day is beside herself. A heartless sheriff has accused her confused father of faking his Alzheimer's. The police have taken him into their custody, only to set him free when they learn that the museumgoer isn't, in fact, dead but in a coma. And her father keeps ranting about a man who "ate life".
It has been the mummy expert's experience that the dead (and nearly dead) do not hop out of bed. But once the hospital nurse turns her back, the comatose man vanishes. Now, every time someone refers to the disappearance, or to the murder that occurred soon afterward, Carla's father asks to visit his coffin lid. Are these just the ramblings of an old man? Or could there be a connection between a millennia-old Egyptian death and one in present-day California?

Baker
& Taylor

When her elderly, Alzheimer's-afflicted father, a one-time famed Egyptologist, is accused of attempting to kill a visitor to the museum housing the ancient coffin lid he had once discovered, Carla Day searches for a connection between the present-day crime and a centuries-old Egyptian death. By the author of Murder Never Forgets. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780425212165
0425212165
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY OHE
Characteristics: 283 p. ;,22 cm.

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