A Grave Celebration (Lady Of Ashes Mysteries) by Christine Trent

By Christine Trent

Undertaker Violet Harper and her husband are attending the long-anticipated establishing of Egypt’s new Suez Canal, which has been masterminded through the bright French engineer, Ferdinand de Lesseps. Fireworks, galas, and canal cruises are all a part of the deliberate festivities at stops alongside the way.

Tensions abound around the numerous ecu delegations in attendance. The Prussians, Dutch, French, British, Austrians, and Russians all have political grievances opposed to one another, made worse via inner struggles inside of Egypt itself.

All of this animosity is forgotten, notwithstanding, in the course of clinking glasses and deafening cheers. that's, till an individual dies in an unintended fireplace in the course of a fireworks demonstration…or used to be the blaze set to hide the demise of a possible blameless spectator? whilst she isn’t accepted to work out to the dressing of the corpse, Violet turns into suspicious.

As made up our minds to get to the evil root of the grisly affair as de Lesseps is to maintain it out of foreign newspapers, Violet starts off her personal sophisticated research and fast realizes that there are extra suspects than there are sails on a royal yacht. was once the homicide because of the political jealousies? Or is an individual engaging in a vendetta opposed to the nice guy de Lesseps himself? in spite of everything, who didn’t have hatred for the French, whose overall mastery of the Suez Canal intended they might be controlling canal transport for the foreseeable destiny?

When one other guy can be chanced on murdered, it turns into seen that there are malevolent forces one of the revelers…who will cease at not anything to maintain Violet from studying the truth.

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