Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider - box set

Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider - box set

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by Barbara Silkstone
     
 

WENDY DARLIN TOMB RAIDER ~ Box Set
Until last year Wendy Darlin was a full-time real estate agent for Miami Beach millionaires. Then she met Roger Jolley, world famous archaeologist, Johnny Depp look-alike, and at times the most irritating person on the planet. Join her as she travels the globe in search of lost treasures and antiquities. She's been told her life…  See more details below

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WENDY DARLIN TOMB RAIDER ~ Box Set
Until last year Wendy Darlin was a full-time real estate agent for Miami Beach millionaires. Then she met Roger Jolley, world famous archaeologist, Johnny Depp look-alike, and at times the most irritating person on the planet. Join her as she travels the globe in search of lost treasures and antiquities. She's been told her life is like the movie Romancing the Stone but at times she feels more like Indiana Jones with boobs.

WENDY AND THE LOST BOYS ~ Book 1
Real estate agent for Miami Beach millionaires, Wendy Darlin, clashes with "SEC Investigator" and world famous archaeologist, Roger Jolley. He follows her out to sea on a mega-yacht owned by Charlie Hook, a Ponzi swindler on the run from federal agents and angry investors. Despite her fear of water, she finds herself a tomb raider on the Caribbean one step ahead of modern day pirates. Will she find the Lost Boys? Will she escape Hook's clutches? And whom will she find on Nevis Island? Oh... and is Roger a good kisser?

LONDON BROIL ~ Book 2
When we last saw Wendy Darling and Roger Jolley in WENDY AND THE LOST BOYS, they were hot on the trail of Egyptian icons stolen from the British Museum. Wendy is now in a frantic race against time and a murderer as she searches for the last Lost Boy hidden somewhere in London while a killer heat wave invades the city. Wendy is held captive over a fish 'n' chips shop while Roger's life is threatened. Can Wendy escape her captors, rescue Roger, and find the missing Lost Boy before the murderer strikes again?


CAIRO CAPER ~ Book 3
Part-time tomb raider and full-time real estate broker, Wendy Darlin joins her lover, archaeologist Roger Jolley, in a quest for Cleopatra's tomb. All they have to do is get from Cairo to the Temple of Taporisi Magna alive. Armed only with a couple of hijacked ashtrays and faced with a trek across the blazing Sahara desert can Wendy out-maneuver Russian oligarchs, a dozen Dark Force mercenaries, and Roger's chubby ex-girlfriend in time to find the tomb and seal it before chaos erupts in Egypt?

Author Barbara Silkstone's writing has been described as "perfectly paced and pitched - shades of Janet Evanovich and Carl Hiaasen without seeming remotely derivative. Fast moving action that shoots from the hip with bullet-proof characterization."

Barbara Silkstone is the best-selling author of:

Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider series:
Wendy and the Lost Boys - Book 1
London Broil - Book 2
Cairo Caper - Book 3
Miami Mummies - Book 4
Vulgarian Vamp - Book 5

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Editorial Reviews

Alisha Bookseller - Alisha Book
Wendy is my spirit animal. I really love her. She's totally hilarious, honest, snarky and not afraid to clonk bad guys over the head with an ash tray should the situation arise. I loved her relationship with Roger, the little jealousies, and the overall realness of the romance. It wasn't gushing fluff, it was realistic and blended perfectly with the action aspect. It wasn't made the sole focus of the book.
Happy Reader - Judy B.
You can NOT miss with these stories. If you want good mystery and a whole lot of clean fun and laughs, I highly recommend getting this set of books. They are a treasure to me, meant to be read over and over again, and I never get tired of them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149590148
Publisher:
Barbara Silkstone
Publication date:
06/07/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
669,803
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Other comedy mysteries by Barbara Silkstone
MISTER DARCY SERIES COMEDIC MYSTERIES
THE SECRET DIARY OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND
ZO WHITE AND THE SEVEN MORPHS
COLD CASE MORPHS
THE ADVENTURES OF A LOVE INVESTIGATOR
(personal interviews with 527 men)

Silkstone’s writing has been described as “perfectly paced and pitched – shades of Janet Evanovich and Carl Hiaasen – without seeming remotely derivative. Fast moving action that shoots from the hip with bullet-proof characterization.”

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Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider - box set 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
wazi More than 1 year ago
WENDY DARLIN TOMB RAIDER - BOXED SET BY BARBARA SILKSTONE Having these three books in a boxed set is a wonderful idea. This way there is no confusion on which order they should be read. I became totally engrossed in these books a while back and found them thoroughly enjoyable. I have taken snippets of my previous reviews of the individual books and combined them here.  In The Lost Boys, we meet Wendy Darlin who has a very good heart, and it gets her into some very serious problems. She is an intelligent business woman with a lot of savvy and a snarky wit that will have you laughing out loud. This ingenious mystery is fast moving with lots of twists, not all of the characters are who they say they are. The stakes are high and the dangers are real. In London Broil, Wendy handles a loan shark, bumbling criminals, a psycho ex-girlfriend, a secret society agent, and a pair of pet guard geese with her sharp mind and lots of snarky attitude; all while she is falling for sexy archaeologist Roger Jolley, as they hunt for the Thirteenth Lost Boy, an Egyptian archeological treasure that is still missing. When Roger gets drugged and kidnapped by another real villain things get tense. This is truly an intelligent ride with non-stop action, plenty of curve balls, murder, mystery and intrigue you are sure to enjoy. In Cairo Caper, Wendy Darlin joins her archaeologist boyfriend, Professor Roger Jolley, in a quest across Egypt looking for another lost artifact for the Egyptian Antiquities Society that will assist them in locating Antony and Cleopatra's burial tomb. All they had to do was get from Cairo to the Temple of Taporisis Magna alive. However, not everyone is who they say they are and they find themselves running for their lives. The non-stop action starts in the first chapter as we follow Wendy and Roger on a comedic run through a crowded Egyptian market place. Unsurprisingly, Wendy soon becomes instrumental in being able to fulfill their quest.  With the addition of characters like Habib, Petri Dische, and librarian, wannabe-author Fiona Feelgood, who was looking for her own Egyptian treasure and material for her book Erotica for Dummies, put me in mind of Silkstone’s own true fiction book, The Adventures of a Love Investigator. Then there is the mystery of who is legit and who is involved in the antiquities black market. The way Ms. Silkstone plays with words is unrivaled and the way she incorporated segments from favorite movie clips was genius. She uses sharp wit throughout her stories, her plots are strong, and the action nonstop. I really enjoyed reading about Wendy and her tomb raiding adventures and hope to see more of Habib and quite possibly Tickemoff, the friendly street peddler, in future Wendy Darlin books.  All of Ms. Silkstone’s books that I have read have been uniquely entertaining, full of adventure, intelligent humor, and well edited. **Originally written for "Awesome Trilogies and Series" review page. May have received a free review copy. **
JackStrawJH More than 1 year ago
Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider-Boxed Set is how I was introduced to the Wendy series. I found it well written, really like the characters and their development, the writing descriptive, plots were fast paced, and the humor very witty. I became a fan after the first chapter of The Lost Boys.
pstiers More than 1 year ago
The Lost Boys. This is an excellent series, once you read one you HAVE to see what's next for Wendy!!!. Barbara's play on words and character names, the first adventure is on the high seas, with guys named Hook and Croc, sound familiar???? You will met her best Friend who  does her nails, Wendy has a fear of holes n cloth??? I Know just one of her endearing qualities   London Broil finds you in London searching for the last lost bot with her boy friend Roger Jolly who was also in the first story, he looks like Johnny Depp, what's not to like?????? then the last installment takes you to the desert i Cairo Caper, the has to deal with bad guy and Roger's ex girlfriend with only an ash tray for a weapon!!!! This was my favorite for the series, they get better with each adventure.There's more to come!!!!!!!!!
Lia_Fairchild More than 1 year ago
I loved London Broil and Wendy and the Lost Boys so I can’t wait to get to read Cairo Caper. This author’s writing is clever and her stories incredibly unique. Both books include a whole cast of entertaining characters and there is always exciting action to keep you turning pages. That’s the sign of a talented writer.
mBrooker More than 1 year ago
What a fun set of books! It's great that it comes as a set to get acquainted with the delightful characters. They are laugh out loud funny with lots of adventure. I love reading her books and always look forward to her next one. You won't be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a devoted fan of Wendy Darlin, the heroine in this series. She's so funny and clumsy, smart and snarky. And all of the characters she runs into are well-drawn and hilarious in their own right. I love all of Silkstone's writing, but the Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider series is my favorite. Rarely do I read anything that provides such non-stop laughs and gives a great story to boot. You can't go wrong with this clever trilogy.
Barbara-Tobey More than 1 year ago
Wander into the wonderfully wacky world of Wendy Darlin. Lots of adventure, plus names and other references that will keep you chuckling.
MaryEOS More than 1 year ago
Barbara Silkstone is one of my favorite authors and her Wendy Darlin books are my favorite of hers. Wendy is so much fun- a strong woman with a sense of humor and a hot guy by her side. And with this set, you get a triple bonus- you get to read them all back to back! Pick up this set and you will be rolling on the floor laughing one minute, gasping the next, hoping Wendy and Roger will be able to  get out of the dangerous situations they find themselves in, and of course, there is a sprinkle of romance to add to the mix. What's not to love?