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message 1: by Stacey (new)

Stacey (staceyhh) | 3 comments Help!

Period fiction: Young woman marries an older bombastic archaelogist who is on a dig on a plateau somewhere (Greece?) There are grave thefts, I remember artifacts being hidden under the floor of her cabin. There is an investigator that falls for her. The dig turns out to be not what the archaelogist thought, and the old guy has a disabled previous wife or child that he has hidden away with an older couple that she discovers when she is out riding her horse.

The whole thing ends with a big fire and a big storm (or two) when he tries to kill the investigator who was going to reveal the fraud.

message 2: by Heron (new)

Heron | 52 comments Could be the Amelia Peabody series - has some common elements. http://www.ameliapeabody.com/

message 3: by Stacey (new)

Stacey (staceyhh) | 3 comments It wasn't a series, IIRC, the archaelogist dies in the end.

message 4: by April Ann (last edited Jan 08, 2009 03:18PM) (new)

April Ann (bloomer) | 516 comments Aileen G Baron writes about archaeologists...how old is the book?

A Fly Has A Hundred Eyes

Gold of Thrace, The

Torch of Tangier, The

The Fall of Troy by Peter Ackroyd has similar themes.

The Fall of Troy by Peter Ackroyd

Summary: Working on a nineteenth-century excavation of the ancient ruins of Troy, Sophia, the young Greek wife of celebrated German archaeologist Heinrich Obermann, begins to become suspicious about her husband's secrecy about his past, especially when she finds a cache of artifacts that he had hidden away and a skeptical archaeologist visiting the site dies of a mysterious fever.

message 5: by Stacey (new)

Stacey (staceyhh) | 3 comments That's it! The Fall of Troy. Thanks!!!

message 6: by April Ann (new)

April Ann (bloomer) | 516 comments yay!

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