About the Book
Newlyweds Lord and Lady Astley Finally Reach Their Honeymoon Destination Only to Encounter a New Mystery in Need of Solving
Frederick and Grace Percy finally make it to Italy to enjoy a delayed honeymoon and explore the beauties of the historic city of Venice. To their surprise, their friend, Detective Jack Miracle, is also in the city, investigating a series of art heists starting at the house of eccentric millionaire, Laraby Covington. Drawn into a world of boat races, mysterious houses, and parties of the rich and unusual in Venice, Frederick and Grace learn of the existence of the Juliet paintings, (Renaissance paintings feature Shakespeare’s tragic heroine) rumored to hold a secret code to an underground vault of similarly treasured artwork assumed lost over the centuries. As Freddie and Grace are pulled deeper into the mystery and their beloved Detective Jack disappears, can they use their wits and work as a team to find the thieves and Jack before it’s too late.
The Juliet Code is a Freddie and Grace Mystery, sequel to The Mistletoe Countess and The Cairo Curse.
Other Books in the Series
In My Opinion
Grace and Freddie are back with another mystery to solve in The Juliet Code by Pepper Basham. And this time, the adventure takes readers to Venice and introduces art into the storyline.
Basham does a great job of sweeping readers into the story and giving us some characters to root for. This release has some good twists and turns in it as well. Grace’s curiosity continues to get herself into predicaments, and Freddie remains her rescuer (in more ways than one).
In this book in particular, the age difference between Grace and Freddie is glaring. Grace can be a little naïve about some things while Freddie tends to be overly cautious at times. I suppose this is what balances the couple out, but I wanted to see a little more growth in Grace in this third book of the series.
But overall, The Juliet Code is a story to get swept away in with some laughs, lots of romance, and a somewhat complex riddle to solve. While this book can be read as a standalone, I highly recommend the first two books in the series for some backstory before you dig into this one.
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