The Moai Murders (Archaeological Mysteries, No. 9) by Lyn Hamilton

By Lyn Hamilton

That includes Toronto antiques broker Lara McClintoch, Lyn Hamilton's interesting sequence immerses readers within the world's so much unique cultures. This time, the globetrotting Lara travels to Easter Island, the place historic mysteries spawn modern day homicide because the gigantic stone carvings often called the Moai draw a delegation of specialists to the island-and a killer with vengeance on his brain.

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He strode across the rocky terrain as if he owned the place. He was, it was clear, someone to be reckoned with, and he looked really peeved. “Cut,” a rather scruffy-looking man in horn-rimmed glasses and long hair that fell in his eyes yelled. ” he said, looking right at us as the giant among men joined our little group. ” Dave whispered. ” the tall man said. ” the scruffy guy said. “That’s okay, Mike,” Jasper Robinson said. “There are skeptics everywhere. We can take a break for a few minutes.

As it was, two perplexing and disturbing events occurred. It was a pleasant evening. I walked along the terrace, and as I was about to turn the corner I heard a sound, a jangling, that I rather believed I’d recognize if I thought about it. The source of the noise became evident the minute I poked my head around the corner: Cassandra de Santiago’s bracelets. She had a tight grip on Gabriela, the waitress, and was actually shaking her. I was about to protest, when Cassandra raised one arm and hit the young woman right across the face.

Moira asked. “Sure,” I said, and we took a rocky, dusty path that headed upward. It was an easy enough climb, although the sun by now was hot, tempered only by the wind. Moira, who had taken the lead, stopped abruptly at the summit. “You will not believe this,” she said, turning back to me, as I took the last couple of steps to the top. At first I didn’t know what she was talking about, my attention caught by a startlingly blue lake, partially filled with reeds, TH E M OAI M U R D E R S 29 that lay at the bottom of the crater below us and the inner slopes of the volcano peppered with even more moai, that I immediately began to photograph.

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