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Old 05-11-2011, 08:22 PM   #9347
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Originally Posted by phenomshel View Post
How about two out of three? I won't spoil it for you, but there's a tie in between Amelia and Vicky in later books.
I expect it'll probably come in the last two books which seem to have an Egyptian motif, unless the "Memphis" in the title of the 5th Vicky Bliss refers to Elvis.

I did find a minor shout out to the Jacqueline Kirby books in my current read Silhouette in Scarlet, with one of the authors from Die for Love being namedropped. And it seems like everyone's plagiarizing "The Lustful Turk" for fun and profit now. I can hardly wait until Amelia Peabody also tries her hand at it to finance future expeditions.

Speaking of Jacqueline Kirby, finished Naked Once More, which appears to be the 4th and final book in that series.

A nice enough read, with Kirby's success as a pot-boiler author leading her to be one of the prospects for continuing the work of an author who apparently died under non-suicidal mysterious circumstances, which of course get solved during the course of the book in between dodging increasingly lethal attempts at copycat sabotage.

While not quite as fun as the middle two Kirby books, a solid and entertaining mystery in which I came pretty close to figuring out what had happened to the mysteriously-disappeared author before the reveal, though not who exactly was responsible for the maybe-murder.

Mild recommend. A okay ending to the series, but best to start with one of the earlier books to get better acquainted with Kirby's eccentricities and why she's able to leverage them so well and is so smug about being able to.
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