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

By Christine Trent

Undertaker Violet Harper and her husband are attending the long-anticipated beginning of Egypt’s new Suez Canal, which has been masterminded via 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 a variety of eu delegations in attendance. The Prussians, Dutch, French, British, Austrians, and Russians all have political grievances opposed to one another, made worse by means of inner struggles within Egypt itself.

All of this animosity is forgotten, even though, in the middle of clinking glasses and deafening cheers. that's, till somebody 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 doubtless blameless spectator? whilst she isn’t authorized 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 overseas newspapers, Violet starts off her personal sophisticated research and speedy realizes that there are extra suspects than there are sails on a royal yacht. was once the homicide end result of the political jealousies? Or is anyone accomplishing a vendetta opposed to the nice guy de Lesseps himself? in the end, who didn’t have hatred for the French, whose overall mastery of the Suez Canal intended they'd be controlling canal transport for the foreseeable destiny?

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

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