Bright Hair About the Bone

Bright Hair About the Bone

[a Laetitia Talbot Mystery]

Book - 2008
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In Burgundy, France, in 1926, a famed archaeologist dies a terrible death in a country not his own . ... Thus begins CWA Historical Dagger Award winner Barbara Cleverly's dazzling new mystery novel. And soon aspiring archaeologist Laetitia Talbot will find herself embroiled in a murderous conspiracy centuries in the making.

Letty's joy at snaring a place in the excavation of an ancient church in Burgundy is dimmed by the tragedy of her godfather Daniel's violent death. But when Letty receives a posthumous encoded message, she begins to believe that Daniel's death was not a random act. Her investigation into Daniel's murder sends her on a journey into a country's remote history...into the orbit of a privileged French family harboring its own damning secret...into ancient Celtic mysteries and one sacred truth kept through the ages. It is an explosive revelation that could rock modern Christianity--and force a killer out of the shadows as a country devastated by one war lays the groundwork for another....
Publisher: New York : Delta Trade Paperbacks, 2008.
ISBN: 9780385339896
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY CLE


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Dec 22, 2016

Laetitia Talbot a young modern woman in the 1920's, beginning her career as an archaeologist, sounded interesting. But I didn't find myself engaged with Laetitia or any of the other characters in the novel. She's outspoken and independent, but doesn't seem to have any personality apart from that. She puts me in mind of an British version of Nancy Drew. Not a book I' d recommend, I read it through but I found it boring.

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