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Secrets never die....

October, 1923. Lady detective Olive Belgrave has a new case. Lady Agnes doesn’t believe in curses - especially ancient curses - and she hires Olive to prove her uncle wasn’t the victim of a malevolent mummy. Olive investigates and discovers the truth is much worse - it’s murder. Can Olive debunk the curse and reveal the true culprit before the mummy curse claims another victim? 

The Egyptian Antiquities Murder is the third book in the High Society Lady Detective series, a cozy historical series set in 1920s England. If you enjoy lighthearted novels reminiscent of the Golden Age of detective fiction with spirited protagonists and perplexing mysteries, you’ll love the High Society Lady Detective Series from USA Today best-seller Sara Rosett.

©2019 Sara Rosett (P)2019 Sara Rosett

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A Delightful Cozy Mystery

Olive is a great character. She's smart, methodical and diligent. She manages to politely expose family secrets and solve a murder. The characters are well written and the solution of the mystery isn't obvious. I also like the friendship relationship between Jasper and Olive. I look forward to seeing how their friendship continues to grow. I enjoy this series and eagerly wait for the next book.

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For the Love of Egyptology

I guess it was inevitable that a series about a high society lady in the 1920's would eventually have to include a story about Egyptology which was a craze at the time. It was also inevitable that such a book would have so many parallels with Elizabeth Peter’s series of books about the exploits of the fictional character Amelia Peabody. However, what was not so expected but in fact refreshing to see was the references made in the Story behind the Story section of the book giving recognition to Elizabeth Peters. This book was quite good, best so far in the series. If you enjoyed this book and subject matter, I encourage you to look up The Amelia Peabody series. Over the more than 18 or so books in the series, it covers the 40+ years of the lives of the characters, weaving a complex story line with major characters fading into and out of the story line. Sara Rosett’s book The Egyptian Antiquities Murder is a great introduction to these books but a great read in its own right.

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Sadly, it's not Amelia Peabody

I bought this because I read all the Amelia Peabody books and was hoping this would serve as a substitute. Sadly, no comparison even though the author acknowledges homage to Elizabeth Peters. I liked the first two books in the High Society Lady Detective series better. I was happy Olive was employed again and Lady Agnes seemed a good employer, but the two diverged: Lady Agnes wanted findings her own way, and Olive wanted the truth. Jasper makes a few welcome appearances, although I must say I was disappointed when he and Olive went to Lady Agnes with new information and their interpretation of the evidence was turned on its head -- I was disappointed because Olive AND JASPER had reached their conclusions, yet Lady Agnes laid all the blame on Olive and Jasper let her. On the other hand, Olive and Jasper generally seem to be an ideal couple, and I wonder when they're going to realize it? There are enough red herrings and false starts to keep the reader guessing whodunit. I most enjoyed the name of the cat, Lapis. There were always cats in the Peabody books.

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A great performance!

It’s not possible for me to love this series more! Everything about it is so enjoyable; from the narration that transports you to another era, to the well written plot line, to the red herrings along the way. Olive is a fantastic lead character with depth, and the side characters compliment the story very well. Seriously, if you’re at all on the fence trust me on this, you’ll love it!

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Lovely Cozy

This is a light, fun listen. I especially appreciate the author’s addition of “The Story Behind the Story” at the end of the book. Highly recommended!

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Another interesting listen while you work :)

I like how the author explains at the end she put the story together - very interesting.
I hope there are more to listen to and I really hope that Olive and Jasper connect soon... and you hear more about what he secretly (?) does...

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Just so-so. Not nearly as exciting as Book 2.

Not nearly as good as book 2. Perhaps it was because Olive was not personally connected with the murder, or maybe even just that things weren't as dangerous or challenging for her, I just wasn't as engaged in the characters or invested in her solving the mystery.

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Quite good installment in superb series

It's quite good, but my least favorite among the 3 1/2 I have read so far. Maybe because I wasn't as interested in the Egyptology aspect (I used to be, but have had enough) and also didn't care for the faked suicide aspect. It just wasn't as immersive and charming as the two before and the fourth, which I am reading now. Still, overall, wonderful and highly recommended series.

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good read

interesting plot twists.
the narrator could get a bit nasal at times but no one is perfect( except Barbara Rosenblat , Nathaniel Parker and Jim Dale)
good buy overall.
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The Egyptian Antiquities Murder

I really like the heroine of these stories! I love that the stories are clean as well as entertaining. I have been pleased that I'm not able to figure out the culprit before the reveal. Looking forward to more from this author and narrator.

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  • 05-16-19

Peabody Inspired.

I love this Amelia Peabody inspired addition to the series.

I am, however, increasingly irritated, however, by the number of Americanisms that are liberally sprinked through the supposedly English setting. It jars you right out of the narrative flow when a very English character says "cookies" when they mean "biscuits", for example, and they're all putting cream into their tea instead of milk... (but at least this book has "pavement" instead of sidewalk", so there has been a little improvement in that respect).

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  • Carôle
  • 02-24-21

Not as good as the previous two.

Lots of mini mysteries to unravel, some of which were quite unlikely! The solution was hit and miss and the pulling together of all of the loose threads, were quite thin. I’ll try one more, then that’s it!

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  • Ann Marie Shepherd
  • 06-30-19

The Egyptian antiquities muurder

Loved this book and can't wait for the next one! Hopefully I won't have to wait too long. Please read if you're an Agatha Christie of period drama who done it fan! A +++++++++++

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  • Helen Barrett-Hague
  • 05-08-19

Not as good as the first two books

Plot a bit weak despite the rich tapestry that Egyptology offers. Felt formulaic. A little disappointed.

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  • Inishowen Cailin
  • 05-05-19

Loved it

I really love the time period in which this series is set. I'm also quite fascinated by the Egyptomania that swept the world in the 20s. I had a good old nosy at the author's pinterest board to see the inspiration behind the story and photos of the Wallace Collection.
The mystery was good and I loved the exciting conclusion when Olive confronted the killer. The narration by Elizabeth Klett is excellent as always.
I can't wait for the rest of the series to come out on Audible.