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

Maria Hudgins
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Scorpions? August 13, 2014
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OK, I will admit to being an archaeology buff, and this book had enough fun Egyptology to keep me interested. The setting wasn't just there to be exotic, there was a lot of technical detail and seemed real. Or as realistic as a murder mystery can be, rather... Characters fleshed out enough to make me interested but without too much information or long-winded description, and a nice set-up for further books in the series (off to look for those now). Only negative - was it really necessary to make Lacy a klutz? It seems so trite.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Suspense and intrigue, very well done! August 12, 2014
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Suspense, intrigue, great characters, and a fascinating setting! I was starving for a great, suspenseful read with no gore and nothing to give me nightmares. Scorpion House came to the rescue. I think I counted 3 curse words, used judiciously. Otherwise very clean without being goofy or fluffy. The pacing was right on, and I looked forward to opening it up again every time I got a chance to read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting storyline November 20, 2012
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I really enjoyed this story and believable characters and I learnt a bit about Egyptian archeology as a bonus. If you enjoy a mystery give this author a read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scorpion House - a real scorcher July 19, 2012
By cori67
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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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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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3.0 out of 5 stars A cozy read February 20, 2014
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It was a slow start and difficult to figure out the plot. Descriptions of the area and the characters were good.
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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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