The third book in the Lady Alkmene Callender Mystery series
Murder on the coast
Lady Alkmene Callender has little interest in marriage, especially when her father is up to his matchmaking tricks, but when the opportunity arises to visit an archaeological dig she cannot resist.
However, when she arrives to find her potential groom under arrest for murder Lady Alkmene begins to wonder if she isn’t in the right place at the right time.
Putting her extensive sleuthing skills to good use, Lady Alkmene along with reporter Jake Dubois, starts to investigate hoping to uncover the real killer before she too ends up six feet under…
Before I start the review I have to mention the book covers for this series as they are stunning. Deadly Treasures is just as lovely and it is a perfect fit for this series. Even though this book is the third in the series it can be read as a standalone. I wouldn't say that there would be any confusion reading this book first. It is such a fun cosy mystery series though so it is worth starting at the beginning and getting a better feel for the characters.
I have to say that it was lovely to see Jake and Alkmene team up again as they have such a great partnership. With them complimenting each other perfectly as they discuss the case seemingly finding dead ends until they hit upon a clue. Lady Alkmene is a strong and determined character that is easy to like.
The story gets going straight away and I even though I felt sorry for Alkmene when she found out where Duncan actually is I also couldn't help but smile! There is a murder to solve with a few suspects along the way to keep Alkmene and Jake busy. The plot moves pretty smoothly and for the most part kept my attention. I quickly read this story in one evening as there were a couple of twists that kept things moving along nicely.
I really hope that there will be more adventures with Alkmene and Jake!
Adventure, mystery and hidden treasure!
Thank you to HQ Digital & Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.