Clonmac’s Bridge by Jeffrey Perren

Clonmacs Bridge by Jeffrey Perren

When the author’s, publicist offered me the book Clonmack’s Bridge to read and review for the upcoming book publication on March 19, I was intrigued by the blurb and let’s just say I can never say no to a good archaeological mystery. It’s one of my favorite genre overall. The book started interestingly enough and grabbed my attention right away. Mari Quispe is the supervisor of a particular dig in Peru, which collapses under her watch, killing her assistant before they could dig their way to her. Mari is a strong person, well respected, but not well liked, due to her […] Read more »

The Pot Thief Who Studied Pythagoras by J. Michael Orenduff (A Pot Thief Murder Mystery #1)

The Pot Thief by J. Michael Orenduff

Oh what a delightful cozy mystery this was! The Pot Thief Who Studied Pythagoras is the first book in the A Pot Thief Murder Mystery series by J. Michael Orenduff. I’ve picked it up at Netgalley since the subject intrigued me. A thief who is supposed to solve crimes and knows a bit about Pythagoras (the bane of my early school existence)! I’ve never heard of this author before and I really didn’t know what to expect. For sure not a fun, full of humor and attention grabbing book! Hubert Schuze is a pot thief. He is also the owner of a […] Read more »

The Third Gate by Lincoln Child

The Third Gate by Lincoln Child

The Third Gate is a standalone adventure novel by Lincoln Child, the author who is also well known for his collaborative work with Douglas Preston on the popular Pendergast FBI thriller series (click here to see all the Pendergast novels in order of reading if you want to start with that series). If there is any series that I truly love, it is the Pendergast series, I’ve read literally every single one of the so far 13 published books. However I’ve also read pretty much anything that the two authors have also put out separately. One book that was still […] Read more »

The Tenth Saint by D.J. Niko (The Sarah Weston Chronicles #1)

The Tenth Saint

I’ve recently read The Tenth Saint by D.J. Niko, the first in the Sarah Weston Chronicles series, and I decided to review it since I’m picking up soon the second book in the series, called The Riddle of Solomon, a book that was published in July this year. I’ve read The Tenth Saint this June, so it’s still fresh in my memory. I picked up this book because I was (and still am) on an archaeological mystery/adventure and hidden secrets types of books kick, and at the same time was also reading the James Rollins Sigma Series, so this book fit […] Read more »

The Mummy Case by Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody #3)

The Mummy Case

The Mummy Case it’s the third book by Elizabeth Peters in the Amelia Peabody mystery series, which  finds Amelia and Emerson in a rather boring setting, digging up places that are simply not worth their time, as Radcliff Emerson kindly comments. He’d rather prefer to excavate the Black Pyramid at Dahshoor, and not it’s shadow located close enough, but not quite within his reach, at Mazghunah, which is a simple burial ground from a later period than Radliff loves to spend his time with. The only highlight of their entire archaeological expedition is Walter (Ramses as he is routinely called), […] Read more »

The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths (Ruth Galloway #1)

The Crossing Pllaces

The Crossing Places is the first in the Ruth Galloway series written by Elly Griffiths. The story is about Ruth, a forensic anthropologist who lives a nice quiet life in Norfolk. When some bones belonging to a child are discovered on a nearby beach, Ruth is asked to come in and help date them. The bones turn out to be around 2000 years old. The detective on the case, DCI Harry Nelson is rather disappointed with the skeleton’s age as he was hoping to identify the remains of a girl gone missing about 10 years ago. However soon another girl goes missing, […] Read more »

The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody #2)

The Curse of the Pharaos

I read The Curse of the Pharaos years ago when I first discovered the archaeological mystery genre (I think it was in fact Elizabeth Peter’s books that made me aware of this genre in the first place). I read all of the series within just a few short weeks. In this second installment of the mystery series we find Amelia and her darling husband, Radcliffe, living happily a quiet and content life in Kent. They have a son, William (also called Ramses – guess why!) and the story starts about 4 years after the end of the first story. Both […] Read more »

Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody #1)

Crocodile On The Sandbank

Crocodile on the Sandbank is the first in the Amelia Peabody series by the famous (sadly now deceased) author Elizabeth Peters.  This first book was also the first one that exposed me to archaeological mysteries, a genre that I love until now. I’m not sure at this point that I’d still enjoy this particular series as much as the more modern ones, but this is like your first, you can never forget it. It is the year 1884. Amelia Peabody loves archaeology, is a rather spoiled girl and is an orphan too. When her father passed away, he left her […] Read more »