Eleanor Prophet is the author of the Astrid Darby Adventures series, including Astrid Darby and the Eye of Ra and Astrid Darby and the Laughing Coffin. She is an author, columnist, editor, lady of leisure and amateur sleuth. When she isn’t writing books, short stories, essays and articles of questionable veracity, she is typically enjoying the attentions of Mr Prophet, a dashing international man of mystery and intrigue. Her favourite activities include larking about, rule-breaking, mischief-making and getting to the bottom of things. She often receives fascinating, comical and occasionally disturbing mail to her desk and publishes it for the public’s information, entertainment and frequent outrage.