Dagger of Amon Ra: A Laura Bow Mystery (The)


After the murder mystery on colonel Dijon's estate near New Orleans in The Colonel's Bequest, Laura Bow graduated from Tulane University and, with a little help from her dad, lands a job at the New York Daily Register Newspaper Tribune. As a first assignment, she needs to write a story about the theft of a priceless Egyptian artifact which was stolen from its exhibit in the Leyendecker Museum. As she questions museum staff and other prominent visitors at a fundraiser at the museum that evening and explores the museum for possible clues to the theft, she discovers that the thief is among them, erasing his or her tracks by killing potential witnesses to the crime. But who could it be? Could it be the countess, who is rumored to have killed her husband and former museum director for his fortune? Could it be one of the Egyptians who desperately want the artifact to be returned to their homeland? Or perhaps it is the French museum director assistant, who seduces every man she can lay her eyes on. The doors are locked and, as the night goes by, more and more people fall at the hands of the mysterious murderer. Then Laura herself becomes the next target...

Laura Bow: The Dagger of Amon Ra is directed by Bruce Balfour and written by Josh Mandel. Roberta Williams, who designed and directed the first Laura Bow game, is the creative consultant for this game. The game has two different versions. The original version on floppy disks and a multimedia release on CD-ROM with voice actors. Leslie Balfour takes the role of Laura Bow, as well as several other game characters, while other Sierra employees, including Josh and Bruce took on the voices of the other characters. The Dagger of Amon Ra uses Sierra's SCI engine and VGA graphics. It was released for DOS and, like the Colonel's Bequest, was also included in the 1997 King's Quest Collection, as well as in the Roberta Williams Anthology.

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External links

- Laura Bow 2 at SierraHelp
- Laura Bow 2 at MobyGames
- Laura Bow 2 at Wikipedia
- Sierra On-Line's Laura Bow Mysteries on Facebook