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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An enjoyable story...
Great period mystery/excellent mix with The Mummy
Not better, but perhaps somewhat easier to engage with do to the dry, slower cadence of the this story. Alexander Masters never fails to be fully engaging, and to completely animate all characters.
The methodical mind of Armiston, the very slow build of his attraction to Maxwell and how he ended up embracing it fully. I liked how the plot was complex yet very straightforward. Every word exuded atmosphere.
I've listened to a great many. The man is supremely talented and never fails to voice each character distinctly and unnerringly. He is an absolute joy to listen to - repeatedly.
Hah!! Hmm, I think I'd take Armiston's manservant, Byrd. He's intriguing in his own right, enjoys good food, plus imagine the gossip he has about the gentry!
You can't go wrong with Lanyon or Masters. In combination? The absolute cream of the crop.
- Dianne T. "I do love a good book. I also love a good audio performance of a good book :-)"