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Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery (Zelda Richardson Mystery Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
|Length: 234 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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- Book 2 of 4 in Zelda Richardson Mystery Series
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I enjoyed every single line of the book, but my favourite parts were the flashbacks where the author offers a glimpse of a culture that I know very little about. The chapters set in Papua and New Guinea, the insights into the life and rituals of the Asmat people are, in my opinion, priceless." - Dora Ilieva, mystery author (Goodreads review)
History comes alive in this story as Zelda photographs the diary, unearthing a story of murder, greed, missionaries and artifacts. It is not a book one puts down easily. The characters are carefully crafted, engaging you from page one. Alderson takes you from past to present and back again seamlessly as you follow events Zelda has yet to unravel.
Alderson's work is entertaining, engaging, and educational, all that a reader could ask and more. Zelda matures and grows with each volume in the series." - Janice J. Richardson, mystery author (Goodreads review)
From the Author
- Publication date : April 6, 2018
- File size : 2135 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 234 pages
- Publisher : Traveling Life Press (April 6, 2018)
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- ASIN : B0795Z3HRX
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #73,116 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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I have not read the other books in the series yet. This worked well as a standalone mystery, but I will definitely seek out and read the first two novels in the series.
The characters were interesting enough to keep me immersed in the pages, along with the author’s easy to read writing style. The descriptions were well done as was the dialog and thought patterns of the characters.
I found this book in my library but when I contacted the author to review Marked for Revenge, I read it first since it turns out this is a series. 4*
Marked for Revenge #3 - This book begins with her thesis being critiqued and three months into a new job at a new location. An interesting story of art theft and revenge, which had enough of the real world mixed with the fiction to hold the reader’s attention until the last page.
The descriptions are well done, the storylines believable and interesting, and the characters and their dialog were also well done. One of the Dutch laws about stolen art blew my mind, but I understand the reasoning behind it. I found this book on Booksprout. 4*
This book does have an interesting premise of ethics in art, religion and colonial work, but it isn't worked out well. I would have loved to have seen more about the dilemma of artifact collection, missionary work and office politics. It had so much promise, with an interesting setting in Amsterdam and Papua New Guinea, fascinating history and artifacts, but for me it just really didn't work out because of a main character that lacks charisma, and a mystery that is too predictable.
Top reviews from other countries
The language and syntax used are poorly constructed, cumbersome and clumsy as is the story line. I was actually surprised at how ridiculous the two dimensional characters were.