The Curse of the Blue Scarab
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The Curse of the Blue Scarab


Who or what is responsible for the gruesome deaths of members of the secret society known as the Order of Osiris?

Dr. Armiston, an irascible, confirmed bachelor who believes in medicine not mysticism, is certain the deaths are only tragic accidents.

The members of the Order of Osiris suspect something more sinister is at work. They profess to believe an ancient curse has been visited upon their society. Handsome and mysterious Captain Maxwell requests Armiston’s help.

Tarot cards? Egyptology? Spiritualism? Armiston has little patience with the superficial and silly pastimes of the rich, but he does love a good puzzle. Or could it be that he is more drawn to young Captain Maxwell than he wishes to admit?

Either way, Armiston must solve the secret of the cursed sarcophagus very soon, for Captain Maxwell is the next slated to die…

Title:The Curse of the Blue Scarab
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:307 pages

    The Curse of the Blue Scarab Reviews

  • Donna
    Dec 30, 2016

    I loved the mystery part. The romance wasn't that strong. There was no wooing, really. I'm okay with there being no sex scenes, but I would have loved seeing the two men spending more time together, e...

  • Wandering Reader
    Dec 13, 2016

    Another wonderful story from this author. Dr. Quentin Armiston is a physician known best by his West End neighbors for his practical, stoic and unflappable nature. Attended to by his manservant and co...

  • Martin
    Dec 20, 2016

    I really regret giving my favorite author such a low rating.I'm not sure if it was the unusual genre (and the 'Regency romance language' used here) or the plot, but this novel didn't satisfy me.First ...

  • Trio
    Dec 08, 2016

    What a great story! Fast paced, clever dialogue and a mysterious mummy’s curse.Dr. Quentin Armiston gets roped in to helping members of the Order of Osiris club after two of them are found dead. The...

  • Ije the Devourer of Books
    Dec 31, 2016

    A secret society,A series of untimely deaths,An Egyptian mummy and a curse,and an intrepid doctor who is determined to get to the bottom of things!This is a good story but rather different to many of ...

  • ? Irish Smurftt ?
    Dec 27, 2016

    Review on Prism Book AllianceEverything about this novel felt reserved or restrained, held back. This worked regarding some aspects for the story and not so much in others.One of the best things about...

  • Rebecca Espinosa
    Dec 08, 2016

    First of all, as indicated on the cover, this is "A Monster Mash-Up" book. I’ll admit I was unfamiliar with the term and had to look it up. A mash-up is a work of fiction combining text from a previ...

  • Sarina
    Jan 16, 2017

    Review written for Love Bytes Reviews.While I do own a few books that can be considered ‘mash-ups’, I haven’t gotten around to picking them up yet and so, as my first experience with this type o...

  • Lissel
    Jan 05, 2017

    First of all, I have to say I haven’t read The Mummy, which is the work this book was mashed up with. That being said, I found myself intrigued by the mystery. I kept wondering who the murderer was ...

  • J.J. Cassidy
    Dec 13, 2016

    Josh Lanyon is an auto-buy for me, so, yeah, I’m predisposed to like anything they write. The Curse of the Blue Scarab was a bit different read, I’ll admit, since it’s a mash-up based on a myste...

About Josh Lanyon

Josh Lanyon

Bestselling author of over sixty titles of classic Male/Male fiction featuring twisty mystery, kickass adventure and unapologetic man-on-man romance, JOSH LANYON has been called "arguably the single most influential voice in m/m romance today." Granted, that was yesterday.Today Josh's work has been translated into nine languages. The FBI thriller Fair Game was the first male/male title to be publi