Chapter one then begins in New York City introducing us to book editor Val Cameron. Val is working and receives a call from her good friend, Adrian. She has recently visited England and has an interesting artifact to show Val, but Val finds Adrian dead when she goes to meet her. Val is stunned and soon meets with Adrian's brother, Antony, who is a Monk visiting from England. The story takes off from there, with another murder, a possible romantic interest and an aunt who works for the Artifact Identification Agency.
Costa does a good job keeping her readers interested in her mysteries, by mixing fact and fiction like many of today's authors. Her stories are much lighter than those that generally try to emulate Dan Brown, and I found that a good thing. She takes us down interesting paths as we try to solve several different mysteries and make our way to a satisfying conclusion.
I enjoy Costa's sense of humor as she weaves it into a mystery that is a bit more intense than the typical cozy mysteries I have read recently. I am anxious to see how this series develops through the next few books.
Publisher - Henery Press
Date of Publication - September 20, 2016