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Scorpion House (A Lacy Glass Archaeology Mystery Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Maria Hudgins
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description

It sounds like the chance of a lifetime, to explore the tomb of an ancient Egyptian nobleman and live in an expedition house with other scientists. All expenses paid, and her name on a paper sure to be published in a prestigious journal. But when her housemates start turning up dead, all under unpleasant circumstances, Lacy Glass has reason to suspect she’s next.
Lacy is a botanist, a pigment specialist, recruited to analyze the paint on the walls and the dyes in the linen found in the tomb. Altogether, nine specialists share the house on the west bank of the Nile in Luxor, but Lacy isn't sure she can trust any of them. The first to die is her best friend, her mentor, and the only housemate she knows well enough to trust.
These housemates include a cook who believes she's the pharaoh Hatshepsut's daughter, an ex-pat American botanist, an overbearing team leader, and a surfeit of scorpions.



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  • File Size: 455 KB
  • Print Length: 253 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007OXKA10
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #209,006 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Scorpion House - a real scorcher July 19, 2012
By cori67
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
When Lacy arrives in Egypt she fully expects she is there to help her colleagues with plant pigments and analyzing paint colors used by the ancient Egyptians. Little does she know her entire world would be completely turned around the night she gets to Whiz Bang. Who can she trust? And who is the person responsible for all the issues she and the other team members face?

Hudgins has created a wonderful cast of characters from Lacy to Paul, Shelly and Susan and all the others. The plot is strong and the setting is interesting and compelling.

I definitely will be ordering more of her books now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Consistent... January 24, 2013
By Bobbrun
Format:Kindle Edition
...with the second book of the series. Hopefully these observations will not be spoilers. In the first book, Lacy couldn't even fight her way out of a hole. In the second book, she is so double jointed, she can get out of a Coke can. Then, there is the intimation in the second book that she and Paul had an affair in Egypt. NOT !

As stand alone books, they are both very good. As a series, a bit confusing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting January 4, 2013
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The book was enjoyable after I learned the characters, as I thought there were too many similar people introduced at the beginning. The information about Egypt is interesting as is the story.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kept me interested until the end! January 4, 2013
By J. Pope
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Great book! Very well written. Loved all the history in it plus the writer kept the story moving along without the reader getting bored. Would definitely read other books written by this author!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars At first I was bored out of my skull July 10, 2014
By Delores
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At first I was bored out of my skull. I would pick it up and start reading it in bed at night and promptly fall asleep. This happened over and over again. The informational passages were so very long. Long discussions about paint, pigment, etc and, of course, Egyptology. I had to reread passages over again because I fell asleep. My bad. But you know three quarters of the way through the book the story picked up. and I started enjoying the book, and trying to figure out "who done it", which is the fun part about reading a murder mystery. The author laid down lots of false trails to confuse the reader, which was good. Made for more fun in discovering the REAL murderer. I ended up liking the book so much that I bought the second one in her two novel series. So there!!
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More About the Author

Maria Hudgins is the author of four Dotsy Lamb Travel Mysteries, Death of an Obnoxious Tourist, Death of a Lovable Geek, Death on the Aegean Queen, and Death of a Second Wife (June 2012). These stories are set in Italy, Scotland, the Greek Islands, and Switzerland, respectively. Before using a place as a setting, Hudgins visits and takes copious notes.

Two mysteries in her new Lacy Glass Series are now available on Kindle and Kindle Prime. Scorpion House centers around an expedition house in Luxor, Egypt. The Man on the Istanbul Train follows the young botanist from Istanbul to an archaeological dig in central Turkey.

She lives in Hampton, Virginia.


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