The Curse of the Blue Scarab

  • by Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by Alexander Masters
  • 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Who or what is responsible for the gruesome deaths of members of the secret society known as the Order of Osiris?
Dr. Armiston, an irascible, confirmed bachelor who believes in medicine, not mysticism, is certain the deaths are only tragic accidents.
The members of the Order of Osiris suspect something more sinister is at work. They profess to believe an ancient curse has been visited upon their society. Handsome and mysterious Captain Maxwell requests Armiston's help.
Tarot cards? Egyptology? Spiritualism? Armiston has little patience with the superficial and silly pastimes of the rich, but he does love a good puzzle. Or could it be that he is more drawn to young Captain Maxwell than he wishes to admit?
Either way, Armiston must solve the secret of the cursed sarcophagus very soon, for Captain Maxwell is the next slated to die....


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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Had the author not attempted to use a stilted 19th Century English and the narrator not employed a British accent that seemed to drift into an American accent from time to time.

Has The Curse of the Blue Scarab turned you off from other books in this genre?


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Alexander Masters?

I don't think the narrator was at fault as much as the style of writing trying to be Victorian and Alexander trying to plough through the story attempting to use speech in the manner of that period.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


Any additional comments?

I am a real fan of Josh Lanyon. I hope this was an experiment he doesn't repeat.

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- Chris R

An enjoyable story...

A huge fan of Josh Lanyon's, I was eager to listen to this story. The setting was bit of a surprise but once I got over the initial shock, I became enthralled in the story. The mystery aspect of the story was good and I figured out who dunnit about the same time that Quinton Armiston did but to be honest, I had a hard time understanding the drive that led the villain. I also will admit that I would have loved more development and insight into the relationship between Quinton and Hillary. That said, I thoroughly enjoyed the book as I do most all Lanyon's work and I think that Alexander Masters did an excellent job bringing the characters to live with his narration. A definite recommend!!!
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- Donald

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-14-2017
  • Publisher: JustJoshin Publishing, Inc.