by John F Dobbyn
July 24 - August 18, 2023 Virtual Book Tour
Praise for Deadly Depths:
"Deadly Depths gives readers characters they care about and gets hearts pumping as the mystery and adventure unfold!"
~ Janet Hutchings, Editor, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
"Deadly Depths is an exciting mystery novel that asks who has the right to seek and exploit lost treasures."
~ Foreword Reviews
The contemporary part of this novel is framed in historical information about Caribbean slavery and English pirates. Mathew's investigation into the murder of his friend reveals much information about the Aztecs, their history and the practices of a remnant, including curses. Halfway through the novel we encounter a lengthy journal revealing the experiences of a sailor with Captain Henry Morgan, English pirate in the 17th century. That interlude was interesting but did slow down the momentum of the novel.
This is a good archaeological mystery set in intriguing locations. It is quite informative as well as entertaining. Dobbyn's writing style is clear and a pleasure to read. It seems Mathew may be up for more dangerous adventures so I'll be watching for them.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Genre: Mystery, Crime Thriller
Published by: Oceanview Publishing
Publication Date: August 2023
Number of Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781608095483 (ISBN10: 1608095487)
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(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)