The Lost Empress
By Steve Robinson
I hope everyone is ready for the Holidays out there. Time is running out!! I hope you find some time to relax and enjoy yourself with friends and family.
This book was released in October of 2014. They are calling this a genealogical mystery. The Lost Empress is book 4 in a series, but I have not read the other books and still found that it made sense. It was a quick read for me at 336 pages.
From acclaimed author Steve Robinson comes a bold new Jefferson Tayte mystery. On a foggy night in 1914, the ocean liner Empress of Ireland sank en route to England and now lies at the bottom of Canada’s St Lawrence River. The disaster saw a loss of life comparable to the Titanic and the Lusitania, and yet her tragedy has been forgotten. When genealogist Jefferson Tayte is shown a locket belonging to one of the Empress’s victims, a British admiral’s daughter named Alice Stilwell, he must travel to England to understand the course of events that led to her death. Tayte is expert in tracking killers across centuries. In The Lost Empress, his unique talents draw him to one of the greatest tragedies in maritime history as he unravels the truth behind Alice’s death amidst a backdrop of pre-WWI espionage. This is the fourth book in the Jefferson Tayte mystery series but can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story.
When you sit down to read this make sure that you have all weekend or a couple of days off. You will want to read it straight through!! It is that good. I found it to be very engrossing. This is a cleverly woven book of the past and present. The twists and turns of who Alice is and what happened to her is fascinating. Part mystery, part historical fiction and also part adventure it moves quickly along. I loved this book. The subject is interesting the characters are good and the delivery of the novel is well thought out. I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars.