Egyptologist Sally Otterburn phones Cairo museum director Sherif Faris and informs him the Nefertari bust is original and 4000 years old. He expects her to smuggle it to Cairo, promising an affidavit it's only a copy, and suggesting to use Jessica's favorite museum as cover. However, Rudy Grimes had his phone wired and calls his boss Bradford Thorpe. The one in Cairo must be a fake. Thorpe's wife Vanessa agrees to finance $300,000. Jessica and Sally Otterburn arrive in Cairo where even Nasar, the driver awaiting them, who has two years New York cab driver experience, can't prevent a thief getting away with Jessica's bag, mainly containing notes. Sally phones Faris but assures him it's not "you know what", just when the Minister of Antiquities pays his museum a surprise visit. Inspector Omar Halim almost immediately investigates the theft. Nasar asks Jessica to help him get a visa to go legally to his fiancée in the US, now being courted by a relative. Thorpe's loan shark Trevor Han ...
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Although set in Cairo, Egypt, no scenes were filmed there. See more
At the start, when Jessica Fletcher is being met at Cairo Airport, her driver is holding up a sign that says "Mrs Flesher" instead of "Mrs Fletcher." See more
Sherif, I'm looking at the reports. Carbon dating puts it over 4, 000 years old. This is the original Nefertari bust from Medina. I bet my life on it.
References Death on the Nile