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Bright Hair About the Bone (Laetitia Talbot Series #2)

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  • Posted July 18, 2012

    I really liked this mystery

    I know some reviewers didn't like this book but I really did. Better than the first one! Barbara Cleverly is a good writer, with depth of character and she has done her research on archaeology. I have read the first 2 Letty Talbot stories twice, and enjoyed the third one. I just wish there were more!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2008

    a terific historical whodunit

    In 1926 in the village of Fontigny-Saint-Reine, Burgundy, someone stabs Daniel Thorndon while he was researching artifacts at the private library of Edmond d'Aubec. Before Thorndon dies he sends postcard to his goddaughter Leticia ¿Letty': Talbot the message is in a code they made up years ago when she was a child.-------------- A stunned Letty, accompanied by Army chaplain William Gunning, travels to France to learn who killed her godfather and why. To achieve her objective, Letty goes undercover obtaining work with the archeological dig led by Dr. Charles Paradee. However, instead of antiquity or even Victorian, they find the modern day corpse of a stable boy who worked at d'Aubec¿s nearby chateau. Letty persuades Edmond to allow her to look at Daniel¿s work on ancient religious manuscripts, which brings her to the attention of a killer.------------------- With Joe Sandilands taking a well deserved breather (see RAGTIME IN SIMLA), independent Letty Talbot makes her second star appearance (see THE TOMB OF ZEUS) in a terific historical whodunit. The story line is fast-paced from the moment that a determined Letty decides to investigate the murder of her godfather. Although the religious angle has been overdone a zillion times, fans will toast with fine French wine this fun 1920s amateur sleuth reminiscent of Carola Dunn¿s married Daisy Dalrymple.---------- Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

    Entertaining, But ....

    I thoroughly enjoyed the first Laetitia Talbot mystery, "The Tomb of Zeus," so I was really looking forward to reading this prequel. I was even more excited when the book began to delve into the pre-Christian Goddesses of France.

    Unfortunately, there is little action or suspense. Lots and lots of talking, and more talking, and some character study, but ... that's about it. The secondary mystery involving art thieves was distracting, and the final few pages left a bad taste in my mouth.

    Three stars for interesting characters and all the information about Goddesses. Recommended only to Cleverly's fans, and those who enjoy a sedate historical mystery. -- lyradora

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