The Maltese Goddess and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more

Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.

Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Start reading The Maltese Goddess on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Maltese Goddess An Archaelogical Mystery [Mass Market Paperback]

Lyn Hamilton
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.


Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition CDN $3.99  
Library Binding CDN $17.54  
Mass Market Paperback --  

Book Description

March 1 1998 Archaeological mysteries (Book 2)
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. .

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details


Product Description

From Publishers Weekly

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.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
I LIKE TO THINK OF myself as an honorable person, but once I've explained to someone slowly, in words of one syllable, why it would be cheaper for them to deal with someone else, then if they insist, I'm as happy as the next person to take their money. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than "The Xibalba Murders"! July 31 2012
By Carolyn TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I loved Lyn Hamilton's first mystery enough to call her "the best Canadian author I've ever read". I admire how she refrains from stating the obvious. This keeps action at the forefront, so stories are full of it. She kept unnecessary dialogue and steps at bay so well; I merely said she could indulge in more description. If the author received these observations of her first work, I praise her for making "The Maltese Goddess" even better!

It contains all the excellent research and cultural flavour I love but this time, she coloured in magnificent description. You accompany the protagonist, Lara, as a newcomer getting to know this island and feel her affection for the hosts and key players. The characters are developed superbly, an achievement in a story with a large quantity who are each distinct. Using students and a passionate teacher to present Malta's ancient history is entertaining and well done. Crazy driving conditions of the country are humorous and really speak to a visitor's awkwardness.

Lyn's work is highly recommended by me again. There is a touch of politics, murder mystery, the exciting elements of old secrets and hidden artifacts, and relationship threads that are particularly complex this time round. Not least, it's a pleasure to acquaint series staples better, like Lara's shop partner and close friend, Alex. Every time I turn Lyn Hamilton pages, I learn even as I am entertained.
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Lacking in depth. April 7 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Somewhat intrigued by the cover and title, I ended up reading this book and came away disappointed. Already a short book (245 pages), it would have been even shorter had the author left out the pages of interior-design filler material and the constant archaeological lectures of the young man (I forget his name) on Malta. These lectures were the most annoying part of the story; I had the impression the author was copying information out of an encyclopedia and spitting it back out of this convenient character's mouth. Don't waste your time on this one. Tim Thompson
Was this review helpful to you?
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not her best. July 23 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I like Lyn Hamilton's style of writing, and I like the way she really gives a complete picture of her locales. I like the character of Lara also, and I don't find her coy or pretentious. That said, this isn't the best of these books, but it is worth reading. It fills in the story of how Lyn meets Rob, and how their friendship develops.
The story is slow in some places, and I didn't find a lot intrigue as I have in her other books. I enjoyed it nonetheless.
Was this review helpful to you?
Want to see more reviews on this item?
ARRAY(0xb73a2804)

Look for similar items by category


Feedback