Covert in Cairo by Kelly Oliver
Series: A Fiona Figg & Kitty Lane Mystery #2
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Cairo. December 1917.
Following a tip-off from notorious spy Fredrick Fredricks, Fiona Figg and Kitty Lane of British Intelligence find themselves in the hustle and bustle of Egypt. But ancient mummies aren’t the only bodies buried in the tombs of Cairo.
When a young French archeologist is found dead in a tomb in the desert with his head bashed in, and an undercover British agent goes missing, the threat moves closer to home.
As they dig deeper, soon Fiona and Kitty uncover a treasure trove of suspects, including competing excavators, jealous husbands, secret lovers, and belligerent spies! Fiona wonders if the notorious Fredrick Fredricks could be behind the murders? Or is the plot even more sinister?
One thing is clear – If Fiona and Kitty can’t catch the killer, they might end up sharing a sarcophagus with Nefertiti.
With humor as dry as the Arabian desert, and pacing as fast as a spitting camel, Fiona and Kitty are back in another sparkling adventure, this time in WW1 Egypt.
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Covert in Cairo Book Review
Having not read the first book in the series I worried I would be lost. I will say there were plenty of characters with plenty of foreign names that my southern self could quite wrap my head around if I was mentally pronouncing them correctly. Fiona was once a file clerk but is now a spy and I will say she is pretty good at it too.
Along with Kitty and Clifford they are in Caio to stop the enemy spies from harming the Suez Canal. Gertrude Bell, Lord Carnarvon, Howard Carter, and even Lawrence of Arabia all make an appearance which I felt really added to the book. The plot is great and if you like history than I this is certainly the book for you.
I am a huge British mystery fan and this to me was on par with plenty of the books and shows that I watch. I loved that it was set in Cairo as it added a layer of extra mystery. Let’s face anytime we think of mysteries and the British during the early 1900s we think of them in Egypt. They just go hand in hand together.
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Nina Lewis says
Love Agatha Christie mysteries! Thank you for your review. Definitely adding this to the TBR! 🙂
I appreciate the review!
I enjoyed reading this review. I would love to read this book it sounds like there is a lot going on in it.
Bea LaRocca says
Thank you for sharing this review of Covert in Cairo, this sounds like a story that I will enjoy reading myself
Dreaa Drake says
Great review! Sounds like something id love to read! Thanks for sharing!
Sandra Dufoe says
Sounds like a great read haven’t read a cozy mystery in a while will have to check it out.
Jessica Beard says
I love the cover! I can’t wait to read this book.
Ooh – this sounds like a delightful rEad!