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The Curse of the Blue Scarab

Historical, Literary Mash-up, Fantasy, Romance

Who or what is responsible for the gruesome deaths of members of the secret society known as the Order of Osiris?

Dr. Armiston, an irascible, confirmed bachelor who believes in medicine not mysticism, is certain the deaths are only tragic accidents.

But the members of the Order of Osiris suspect something more sinister is at work. They profess to believe an ancient curse has been visited upon their society. Handsome and mysterious Captain Maxwell requests Armistonís help.

Tarot cards? Egyptology? Spiritualism? Armiston has little patience with the superficial and silly pastimes of the rich, but he does love a good puzzle. Or could it be that he is more drawn to young Captain Maxwell than he wishes to admit?

Either way, Armiston must solve the secret of the cursed sarcophagus very soon, for Captain Maxwell is the next slated to die...

Read the excerpt.


ADVANCE PRAISE FOR THE CURSE OF THE BLUE SCARAB

Most diverting despite the shocking lack of “unmentionables.”
Jane Austen, co-author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

The subject of opium addiction is handled with great insight and sensitivity. Assuming I am thinking of the right book.
Bramwell Brontë, author of “Remember Me” and other poems
My mummies were sexier.
Bram Stoker, author of The Jewel of Seven Stars

Murder, madness and monsters. All the ingredients of a first class love story.
Ann Radcliffe, author of The Mysteries of Udolpho
Of all the books I have read, this is one of them.
Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu, author of Carmilla

The Curse of the Blue Scarab
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December 9, 2016
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