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Curse of the Kings
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VINE VOICEon 23 April 2006
Absolute top-notch Holt this one. Clearly inspired by The Curse of Tutankhamun (she even names a patch of land Carter's Meadow, presumably after Howard Carter), Egypt is the perfect setting for a Holt mystery romance. The first half of the book though is set back in England, with Our Heroine, Judith, becoming obsessed with her glamorous archaelogist neighbour, Sir Tybalt Travers. Judith though is having to earn a crust working as a downtrodden companion to the horrible Lady Bodrean, and doesn't think she has a hope of attracting Tybalt's attentions. Of course she does, they get married, and she joins him on an archaelogical dig in the Land of the Pharoahs. When people close to her begin to die in a series of bizarre happenings, many blame The Curse, but Judith thinks it is something much more earthly. An exciting, well-written read, perhaps only let down by the fact that Tybalt isn't a very warm character. He only comes out of his cold-bloodied attitude right at the end.
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on 21 April 2015
Book was as described - reasonably good condition
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on 4 February 2002
I enjoyed reading this book as I have many other Victoria Holt books but I did think alot of the mystery and suspence that should have revolved around the story was ruined my the predictablilty of the book. However, its setting and characters are interesting and this book is definitely worth a read. The story moves from London to Eygpt where it takes on an archeologist theme as the main characters embarked on an exciting dig with many dangers and a tragic outcome.
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on 13 March 2012
My favourite book by Victoria Holt and first one I ever read. Intriguing, captivating, with every page makes you want to read more and more. Quick delivery. No issues.
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