Former Scotland Yard investigator Jasper is back on the case, this time in the glamorous and cultured city of Vienna.
The opening of an archaeological exhibition brings with it intrigue and evil as a fabled cursed golden death mask lives up to its dark past and death strikes at the exhibition. While digging up pieces of history, these archaeologists have also been burying secrets – deadly ones – and it’s up to Jasper to uncover the truth before the murderer strikes again.
With a nosy journalist desperate to breathe life into the rumour that the mask brings bad luck to anyone possessing it, and the police eager to blame a famous cat burglar who recently pulled off a string of daring robberies, Jasper is on his own in bringing the true culprit to light.
Fans of Agatha Christie and Robert Thorogood will love this fourth book in the Murder Will Follow series.
Murder to Follow Series
Book 1 – Testament to Murder
Book 2 – Honeymoon With Death
Book 3 – Under the Guise of Death
Book 4 – An Exhibition of Murder
Very Clever Writing!
Here is an author I always enjoy; their latest novel is an intricate and very satisfying read!
At the opening of an exhibition showing off items from an archeological dig, a golden death mask is the main exhibit. However when it is discovered on the face of a dead body, word has it that it carries a curse . . .
Books in this series are never a straightforward ‘whodunnit’; with no shortage of suspects (and believe me, at some point or other I thought every character was guilty) this is one to keep the reader on their toes. Who the murderer was is only part of the equation – just as important is why? And into the midst of it all pops up Inspector Jasper and his faithful companion, Red. Even Jasper finds this one complicated and it takes some serious work to unravel the puzzle and get to the bottom of it all. Absolutely enjoyable, as always, and more than anything a very clever piece of writing. Definitely worth all five sparkling stars!
My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: period mystery
- Format: ebook
- Size: 224 pages
- Publisher: Canelo
- Publication Date: 26 March 2020
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