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 through the intense 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 quite a few ecu 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 inside of Egypt itself.

All of this animosity is forgotten, notwithstanding, in the middle of clinking glasses and deafening cheers. that's, until eventually anyone dies in an unintended hearth in the course of a fireworks demonstration…or was once the blaze set to hide the loss of life of a doubtless blameless spectator? whilst she isn’t authorised to work out to the dressing of the corpse, Violet turns into suspicious.

As decided to get to the evil root of the grisly affair as de Lesseps is to maintain it out of foreign newspapers, Violet begins her personal refined research and speedy realizes that there are extra suspects than there are sails on a royal yacht. was once the homicide as a result of political jealousies? Or is somebody 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'd be controlling canal transport for the foreseeable destiny?

When one other guy is additionally discovered murdered, it turns into seen that there are malevolent forces one of the revelers…who will cease at not anything to maintain Violet from researching the truth.

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