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Published by McGuffin Ink, 12 April 2019. ISBN:
Sara Rosett is a prolific author.
There are seven books in her ‘Murder on Location’ series, six in the ‘On the
Run’ series, ten ‘Ellie Avery’ novels and three in the ‘High Society Lady
Having read and enjoyed several of Sara’s early
novels, I was delighted to review her latest book, The Egyptian Antiquities
Murder. As an ardent fan of Elizabeth Peters, 1920s cosy crime novels with
an Egyptian background have an added appeal for me. This is the third novel in
Sara’s High Society Lady Detective series although Amazon is already taking
pre-orders for a fourth – Murder in Black Tie.
Set in 1923, Olive Belgrave
is making a name for herself as a detective. She is hired by Lady Agnes Mulvern
to investigate the death of her uncle, Lord Mulvern. Lady Agnes refuses to
accept the police verdict that he committed suicide despite the note found with
his body. Neither does she believe his death has anything to do with the curse
of the mummy as the Press are trying to make out. An exhibit of Lord Mulvern’s
Egyptian antiquities is scheduled in the near future and Lady Agnes is keen
that Olive solve the mystery as soon as possible to enable the planned event to
Olive quickly decides
that Lord Mulvern was murdered but tracking down the murderer becomes trickier
when Lady Agnes decides to take Olive off the case in order to prevent further
family secrets from being exposed.
I enjoyed the book
immensely. The historical background is finely balanced – enough to set the
scene and satisfy the reader’s interest in a fascinating period but not too
much to slow down the pace. There are plenty of red herrings and twists and
turns to keep the pages turning. The characters are engaging and well rounded. Sara
Rosett has a light touch and the gentle humour is never so bland as to deprive
the novel of moments of high tension. A true ‘good read’ that I have no
hesitation in recommending.
Sara Rosett was born and raised
in Amarillo, Texas and has always loved to curl up with a good book. The
recipient of several scholarships, Sara attended Amarillo College. In 1989, she
was named the Outstanding English Major. Sara completed her English degree at Texas
Tech University, graduating summa cum laude. Her marriage to an Air Force pilot
has taken her to central and southern California, Texas, Washington state,
Alabama, Oklahoma, Geo rgia, and Maryland. Sara has worked as a credit
processor, a staff reporter for two Air Force base newspapers, and a researcher
and writer for the Citizen Ambassador Program of People to People
International. She and her family have moved over ten times--giving her plenty
of expertise to write the Mom Zone mysteries.
Judith Cranswickwas born and brought
up in Norwich. She wrote her first novel (now languishing in the back of a
drawer somewhere) when her two children were toddlers, but there was little
time for writing when she returned to work teaching Geography in a large
comprehensive. It was only after leaving her headship that she was able to take
up writing again in earnest. Judith teaches Tai Chi, and line dancing, yoga,
Pilates and Zumba. Her other hobbies include reading and travelling. She is
lucky enough to be a cruise lecturer. You can read some of her adventures – the
Ups and Downs of Being a Cruise Lecturer on her September 2014 blog on her home
page. Judith’s latest book is Blood Flows Southto read a review
click on the title