Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Isabelle Webb: The Pharaoh's Daughter

Isabelle Webb: The Pharaoh's DaughterIsabelle Webb: The Pharaoh's Daughter by Nancy Campbell Allen

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Isabelle Webb is a former Pinkerton Spy who finds herself traveling from India to Egypt to recover her teenage ward and another girl that was abducted. She's traveling with James (her suitor) and his brother Phillip. When they arrive in Suez they find Genevieve Montgomery, Isabelle's benefactress from her youth. Genevieve has been in contact with the missing girls, and they all join up together for an expedition.

The legend of powerful jewels causes mystery, intrigue, and danger on the expedition.

This is my first Isabelle Webb novel. At times I felt that it would have been helpful to have read the other novels for backstory and some clarification on characters.

I was reminded somewhat of the Amelia Peabody mysteries, although I wasn't as drawn to this as to those.