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The Book of Stolen Tales: Book Two In The Mesopotamian Trilogy Paperback – May 28 2013
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“The Book of Stolen Tales is 'fabulous' in every sense of the word. D.J. McIntosh has taken fables and fairy-tales that we thought we knew as children and strung them together to create glittering clues to a dark and terrifying secret hidden at the very heart of modern-day Mesopotamia. A fabulous read!” - New York Times bestselling author Katherine Neville
"D.J. McIntosh is a terrific storyteller, and The Book of Stolen Tales kept me turning pages way past bedtime." - Sean Chercover, bestselling author of The Trinity Game
About the Author
D.J. (Dorothy) McIntosh left her professional job to carve out a career as an author. It took almost ten years to research and write her debut novel, The Witch of Babylon, shortlisted for the Crime Writer Association’s Debut Dagger Award and winner of an Arthur Ellis Award for best unpublished crime novel. The Witch was an instant hit, sold in twenty countries around the world. It was chosen by Amazon.ca as one of the best books of the year and by CNN International as one of six enduring historical thrillers along with notable writers like Agatha Christie, Umberto Eco and Dan Brown.
The dark origins of famous fairy tales come to life in her second novel The Book of Stolen Tales. This June, the third in the series will come out. Entitled The Angel of Eden it’s a story about the search for the true location of the Garden of Eden.
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Fairy tales have a long and interesting history. They are tales we tell children. They are based on folk tales that have been around for centuries. We think them amusing nonsense. But is there more to them? That is the them of theme of this book. A 17th century book of fairy tales holds a clue to location of a dangerous disease. But which tale is it? The search is on for the tale that will solve the mystery of unknown disease. Who can you trust? Who is what they seem to be?
The author uses the same setting of Europe, New York City (smaller degree) and the Middle East. Mesopotaian history is a speciality of the author and it show is the novel as she weaves ancient history with current events. I felt the author did a good job of doing this and made the story real. There were a couple of supernatural things that she had a tough time explaining. But that is what made the book fun.
Maybe because it was the second book I read from this author with the same lead character that I enjoyed this book. I ahd a bettr feel for the character and his backstory. The previous book spent a lot of time on events prior tot he story at hand. The book was still much action driven with character development done just enough to explain actions, but not necessaryoly drive the story.
This was good. I enjoyed reading it.
I particularly like the investigator Shaheen. Quirky, disrespectful of authority, and nobody's fool, I had a grin on my face as I read most of his scenes.
I'm thrilled to include such a talented writer as McIntosh among my Canadian crime writing colleagues. She will help make Canada the next Scandinavia of crime fiction.
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Another great book by this author. I read the first one and was waiting for this one to come out. I was not disappointed. Read morePublished 8 months ago by lcd
A great read! I couldn't put it down. Lots of twists and turns. McIntosh is a master at keeping the suspense up. A wonderful part II in the trilogy. Can't wait for #3!Published on Aug. 13 2013 by Lynn McKibbin-Brown