The release of Constable George Crabtree's (Jonny Harris) adventure novel, The Curse of the Pharaohs, fortuitously coincides with the exhibition of a recently discovered mummy's tomb. At the event, Detective Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) is charmed by Dr. Iris Bajjali (Athena Karkanis), an archeologist involved in the recent discovery. But when one of the other expedition archaeologists opens the sarcophagus for the audience, a cobra strikes and he's killed instantly. Murdoch immediately shuts down the exhibition, taking the casket as evidence. Organizer Desmond Rutherford (Aidan Devine) is outraged, but his ailing associate Phillip Uxbridge (Julian Richings) is relieved. Uxbridge tells Murdoch that everyone involved in the expedition is cursed. Given the research he did for his novel, Crabtree appoints himself the constabulary's ancient Egypt expert and schools his skeptical superior, Inspector Thomas Brackenreid (Thomas Craig), on the sequence of tragedies tied to the famous mummy's curse. Both Brackenreid and Murdoch are seeking more pragmatic answers, but as the bodies begin to pile up, it appears that Crabtree's strange explanations may have some merit.