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Nice twist on the murder mystery genre. A real pleasure for those who are history buffs as well as mystery buffs.Published 7 months ago by Gary R. Lowe
Good sense of place. The depictions of the gathering methods of amber are very interesting. Hard to believe that ladies would wear brooches with a long-dead bug in them and that... Read morePublished on April 6, 2014 by Miss Kitty
A wonderful mystery. These books should be read in order as the main character develops over time, and there are references to eariler cases.Published on April 25, 2013 by haveacow
The premise and historical setting is interesting but as another reviewer somewhere said, it's overly verbose and bombastic in an attempt to amp up the drama and atmosphere. Read morePublished on July 20, 2012 by xx
First you have to through chapter one..maybe skip it..then you enter a great world of Prussia, the death of women who collect amber for the French, the Prussian magistrate.. Read morePublished on August 7, 2011 by VICKY
Well-written with powerful imagery. Early 19th century East Prussia and the amber industry on the shores of the Baltic make for an exotic setting. Read morePublished on June 28, 2010 by Bobby
The Baltic Sea has long been known for one of its most mesmerizing treasures: amber. It should come as no surprise, then, that the French soldiers occupying Prussia in 1808 are... Read morePublished on June 20, 2010 by Irishgal
This is the third and longest (452 pgs.) book in the series. Procurator Stiffeniis is attempting to maintain Prussian orderliness in Lotingen despite the French invasion, when he... Read morePublished on August 23, 2009 by iris flannery