The Curse of the Blue Scarab
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The Curse of the Blue Scarab


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…

Title:The Curse of the Blue Scarab
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:307 pages

    The Curse of the Blue Scarab Reviews

  • Martin
    Dec 20, 2016

    I really regret giving my favorite author such a low rating.I'm not sure if it was the unusual genre (and the 'Regency romance language' used here) or the plot, but this novel didn't satisfy me.First ...

  • Trio
    Dec 08, 2016

    What a great story! Fast paced, clever dialogue and a mysterious mummy’s curse.Dr. Quentin Armiston gets roped in to helping members of the Order of Osiris club after two of them are found dead. The...

  • Ami
    Dec 16, 2016

    2.75 stars rounded upA different 'read' coming from Josh Lanyon. This story takes place on the yesteryear (I think around 1910's?) and I felt that Lanyon adapted writing style of that era. I remember ...

  • Donna
    Dec 30, 2016

    I loved the mystery part. The romance wasn't that strong. There was no wooing, really. I'm okay with there being no sex scenes, but I would have loved seeing the two men spending more time together, e...

  • Ije the Devourer of Books
    Dec 31, 2016

    A secret society,A series of untimely deaths,An Egyptian mummy and a curse,and an intrepid doctor who is determined to get to the bottom of things!This is a good story but rather different to many of ...

  • Ulysses Dietz
    Feb 20, 2017

    The Curse of the Blue Scarab (A Monster Mash-Up)By Josh LanyonBy the author, 2016Cover by K.B. Smith, artwork by Svetlana RibFour starsI withheld one star from my rating for this book purely because, ...

  • Lena?Ribka
    Jan 03, 2017

    It is a while already since I finished this book, and I have to admit, I’m still is in two minds about it.Considering the writing quality and the fact how the style and language harmonized with that...

  • Rebecca Espinosa
    Dec 08, 2016

    First of all, as indicated on the cover, this is "A Monster Mash-Up" book. I’ll admit I was unfamiliar with the term and had to look it up. A mash-up is a work of fiction combining text from a previ...

  • KC
    Dec 11, 2016

    Loved it! The atmosphere, the mysteriousness and thrilling sense of adventure, the characters, and the humor permeating the story. And Bird. But perhaps most of all, i loved the poignant, emotional, b...

  • Chris Apolant
    Dec 11, 2016

    DNF @35%I began reading this without realizing what a "mash-up" was, until, that is, I became suddenly struck with an odd sense of deja-vu. Undoubtedly, that is because I had read this before, under i...