Cleopatra’s Dagger

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Elizabeth fought her way to become a reporter, which in 1880 isn’t an easy feat for a woman. She takes her job seriously, so when she witnesses a woman being murdered, she’s determined to find answers even if no one believes her. Then she and a new friend make a grisly discovery when they stumble upon a body in Central Park, which disrupts plans for a site to house an artifact. As Elizabeth searches for clues, she’s drawn into a more sickening twist—a serial killer is stalking the streets of New York.

Beautifully written prose takes you back to the 1800s and into the emotional suspense that Lawrence creates. Several details transport you back in time through vivid depictions of the time period, such as the sexism Elizabeth faces, a gritty look into the caste system, and the treatment of her sister’s mental illness. Terrifying interludes delve into the mind of a serial killer and weave a chilling perspective that creates a game of cat and mouse between the killer and Elizabeth. Haunting, beautiful, and suspenseful, Cleopatra’s Dagger captures the emotion, struggle, and reality of the 1800s through a chilling murder mystery influenced by Egyptian mythology.

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Author Carole Lawrence
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 364 pages
Publisher Thomas & Mercer
Publish Date 01-Apr-2022
ISBN 9781542014304
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Issue August 2022
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller