About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Thursday, February 23, 2023

The Cairo Curse (A Freddie and Grace Mystery #2) by Pepper D. Basham

The Cairo Curse (A Freddie and Grace Mystery #2)

Clue meets Indiana Jones with a fiction-loving twist only Grace Percy can provide.
Newlyweds Lord and Lady Astley have already experienced their fair-share of suspense, but when a honeymoon trip takes a detour to the mystical land of Egypt, not even Grace with her fiction-loving mind is prepared for the dangers in store. From an assortment of untrustworthy adventure-seekers to a newly discovered tomb with a murderous secret, Frederick and Grace must lean on each other to navigate their dangerous surroundings. As the suspects mount in an antiquities’ heist of ancient proportions, will Frederick and Grace’s attempts to solve the mystery lead to another death among the sands?
The Cairo’s Curse is a delightful sequel to The Mistletoe Countess by Pepper Basham.


When does a honeymoon become more than a romantic getaway or vacation? When it's the honeymoon of Lord and Lady Astley and it's filled with murder, mystery, and mayhem! Grace and Frederick Percy's wild adventure takes them to Egypt and gives Grace another chance to play detective. Freddie is ready to help and there's some valuable assistance from his valet, Elliott. Intriguing Elliott, who proves to be a servant and a friend!

This second Freddie and Grace Mystery takes place in the land of pyramids, tombs, and mummies but it's so much more than a history lesson or the plot of one of Grace's beloved books. Author Pepper Basham continues the fun, humor, and swoon-worthy romance first found in The Mistletoe Princess and I can't wait to see what comes next for these wanna-be detective lovebirds! The Cairo Curse is a delightful historical romance from Barbour Publishing.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes romance peppered with grace and humor with southern Appalachian flair. Both her historical and contemporary novels have garnered recognition in the Grace Awards, Inspys, and ACFW Carol Awards. Her historical romance, The Thorn Healer, was a finalist in the 2018 RT Awards. Her historical romance novels, My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge and The Red Ribbon, and her contemporary novels, the Mitchell’s Crossroads and Pleasant Gap series, showcase her Appalachian heritage, as well as her love for humor and family. She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC where she is the mom of five great kids, a speech-language pathologist to about fifty more, and a lover of chocolate, jazz, hats, and Jesus.

You can connect with Pepper by visiting her websiteFacebookInstagramPinterest, or Twitter.

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