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The Maltese goddess : an archaeological mystery
Hamilton, Lyn.
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Berkley Prime Crime edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 1998.
Physical Description:
245 pages ; 18 cm
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"Berkley Prime Crime mystery"--Spine.
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X Adult Mass Market Paperback Popular Materials-Mystery

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Lara McClintoch is obsessed with finding rare and beautiful artifacts. Her travels take her to the ends of the earth, where history jealously guards its treasures'and where the mysteries of the past meet the dangers of the present...Lara flies to Malta to personally furnish the home of Toronto's Martin Galea, whose reputation as an architect is rivaled only by his reputation as a womanizer.But when he turns up dead, Lara soon finds out that her client and his new home share a troubled past'a past that stretches back to the ancient world, and reaches out with the insidious hand of modern intrigue...

Author Notes

Lyn Hamilton was born on August 6, 1944. She attended the University of Toronto. She worked in communications in both the public and private sectors before publishing her first novel at the age of 50. She was director of the Cultural Programs Branch for the province of Ontario and director of public affairs for the Canadian Opera Company. She taught mystery writing for the School for Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto. Her first novel, The Xibalba Murders, was published in 1997. She wrote the Archaeological Mysteries series. The Celtic Riddle became a made-for-TV movie starring Angela Lansbury. She died of cancer on September 10, 2009 at the age of 65.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

Armchair travelers and mystery buffs will enjoy the smooth blend of history and murder in this second installment (after The Xibalba Murders) featuring Toronto antiquities dealer, Lara McClintoch. Hired by charismatic architect Martin Galea to put the finishing touches on the interior of his new home in Malta, Lara flies to the Mediterranean island. As she struggles to overcome last-minute obstacles and meet her deadline, threats make it clear that someone is trying to drive her away. When the furniture that Martin purchased from her finally arrives, it brings a surprise: the bloody body of the architect himself stashed in a chest. Interesting characters combine with an agreeably complicated plot to keep the story moving, while details about the island are skillfully interwoven. Several twists at the end add emotional depth and leave the readers looking forward to Lara's next outing. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved