Book Review: “The Peacock Throne” by Lisa Karon Richardson

January 31, 2016 at 8:27 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Lisa Karon Richardson in her new book, “peacock throne book coverThe Peacock Throne” published by Kregel Publications introduces us to Miss Lydia Garrett.

From the back cover:  A mysterious throne holds the key to two murders; an epic adventure steeped in treachery and romance

When Miss Lydia Garrett’s guardian is murdered, and the authorities refuse to investigate the odd circumstances, she vows to catch the culprit. The same night the Earl of Danbury is murdered in his bed. Against all odds it appears that the murders are related―and Anthony Douglas, the new Lord Danbury, is bent on revenge.

The clues point to the former earl’s first naval command. In 1758 the earl spirited away and hid the magnificent Peacock Throne at the behest of the Indian royal family. To draw out the murderer, Anthony and Lydia agree that they must locate the throne.

They are not the only ones interested in the Peacock Throne, however. Marcus Wiltshire, a British intelligence, has received hints that Bonaparte intends to return the throne to India and leverage its mystical significance to foment rebellion and cut England off from her most important trading partner.

When the amateur sleuths join forces with the professional agent, the quest for the throne leads them around the globe on an adventure steeped in danger, treachery, and romance.

The Peacock Throne was a famous jeweled throne that was the seat of the Mughal emperors that conquered Northern India. It was commissioned in the early 17th century by emperor Shah Jahan and was located in the Red Fort of Delhi. The original throne was subsequently captured and taken as a war trophy in 1737 by the Persian king Nadir Shah, and has been lost ever since. You would not think that such a trophy would cause such a commotion. Someone killed the Earl of Danbury and that is how the book begins. Somebody also murdered Miss Lydia Garrett’s guardian. Now Ms. Richardson gives us an adventure as the way to solve these murders and those that come later is to solve the mystery of the Throne. Plenty of suspects, plenty of motive, now Lydia and Anthony have to narrow down the field to just the one who did it. Not an easy task. This is a hard-boiled investigation filled with all kinds of twists and turns that will really keep you engrossed. Take the phone off the hook, go to the bathroom and make yourself a bowl of popcorn as reading this book is going to command all your attention. Lydia has a keen observant eye that catches all the little things that even I missed, and I was watching for them. Lisa Karon Richardson is an extremely talented writer who really knows how to tell a story that will grab you and keep you flipping pages until you reach the end.  “The Peacock Throne” is a very exciting book.  I am so looking forward to the next book from this very talented author.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Kregel Publications.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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