The Matter of the Crown by Linda Ferreri ★★★☆☆
First Published: 2014
Publisher: Self Published
Thanks to Rachel (Rachel’s Random Resources) for organising this blog tour. I was sent a copy of this novel for review, but all opinions are honest and my own.
The Crown of the Andes, one of the world’s most precious and beautiful sacred objects, has been stolen right off the stage at Satterling’s Auction House in New York City. Five pounds of magnificent baroque gold that ransomed the Inca Ruler Atahaulpa, and hundreds of perfect Colombian emeralds, all gone without a trace! Will this legendary treasure be destroyed for its gold and emeralds? One woman is dead and another one in hot pursuit.
This mystery is based around the real life object the Crown of the Andes, which has an interesting history in reality. Here though, we have a fictional scenario where the crown has disappeared.
Ferreri pulls together historical and mystery elements, creating a book which sucks you in and keeps you guessing throughout. The story is told through chapters from multiple perspectives, all across the globe.
If you love a novel which successfully brings together multiple strands which make up an intricate web leading us to a satisfying conclusion, this is definitely one to add to your list.
The Matter of the Crown is available now (Amazon)
About the Author
Linda Ferreri is a well-known art lawyer and author. Her books include novels about the Crown of the Andes, a novella entitled The King of UNINI, and whimsical hand-illustrated iBooks. She is known, also, for her drawings. She divides her time between Italy and the United States, and lectures widely around the world about art and history. Her next novel is in progress.
Make sure you check out the rest of the posts on the tour