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Will Thomas

April 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Magic City Books is proud to welcome back Tulsa author Will Thomas for an in-person event to celebrate the release of his new novel, Heart of the Nile, the 15th book in his Barker and Llewelyn series on Thursday April 13 at 7:00 pm in the Algonquin Room at Magic City Books.

Publisher’s Weekly gave Heart of the Nile a starred review saying, “Superb… a gripping plot that builds to a clever and satisfying resolution.” In this latest novel, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn unravel a mystery involving a mummy, a giant ruby and murder in 1893 London.

Will Thomas is the author of fourteen previous novels in the Barker and Llewelyn series and lives in the Tulsa area.

Heart of the Nile will be published on April 11 and will be for sale at the event along with some previous novels in the series. At the conclusion of the program, Will will sign copies of the new book. 

About Heart of the Nile

London, 1893 – deadly doings are afoot in the British Museum and private enquiry agents Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn must unravel a mystery involving a mummy, a giant ruby and a murder, in Will Thomas’s Heart of the Nile.

Cyrus Barker, along with his former assistant and now partner Thomas Llewelyn, is the premier enquiry agent in all of 19th century London, and beyond. They’ve thwarted the designs of villains and crooks off all sorts, helped Scotland Yard crack their most challenging cases, and worked for the Her Majesty’s Government at the very highest levels. But nothing has been quite as challenging and dangerous as the latest case that comes to find them.

In 1893, a volunteer at the British Museum makes a startling discovery. When examining a mummy in the museum’s collection, he discovers there is a giant ruby in the shape of a heart buried in the chest of the mummy. Even more startling, the mummy might well be Cleopatra. The following morning, the volunteer is found floating in the Thames and the ruby has gone missing. Hired by the victim’s wife to learn the truth behind his death, Barker and Llewelyn find themselves in the crosshairs – now they must avoid a violent street gang, a ruthless collector, and the British Museum itself in order to find the killer and safeguard the gem.


April 13, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Magic City Books


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