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    • Black & White interior
    • 276 pages
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    • 276 pages
  • Keywords
    • cozy mystery,
    • amateur sleuths,
    • small-town mystery,
    • Egyptology,
    • suspense,
    • romantic suspense,
    • crime-solving friends

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The Scales of Anubis
by Trish Gauntlett

In the village of Cascade Canyon, a rare book is dropped off at Past Life Emporium thrift store, owned by Keeley Carisbrooke. Hidden inside this first edition of The Tomb of Tut Ankh Amen, by legendary archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter, is an old letter containing a strange and tragic secret. As a pattern of deadly events spirals from 1920s upstate New York to the present day in the Pacific Northwest, Keeley and those she loves become entangled in a dangerous mystery. Faced with threats, attacks and wrongful accusations, the close-knit community of Cascade Canyon comes together to protect and defend each other against extraordinary dangers. Keeley and her friends help Charles Deeds, an antiquities expert and owner of the mysterious book, in a quest for truth and justice, while uncovering his troubled family history. A classic page-turner that touches on past and present dangers lurking in dark corners and on forest trails, The Scales of Anubis will engage readers who enjoy a good suspense story. From long-buried secrets and the search for redemption, to the power of friendship and community, this is a cozy mystery to curl up with in front of the fire or beside a warm summer sea.

The Scales of Anubis is Trish Gauntlett’s second novel. A professional writer, she’s earned many awards for short fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Her story settings range from the Orkney Islands and the Canadian North to Africa and the Middle East. In this book Trish weaves ancient Egyptian mythology and modern intrigue into a contemporary mystery, inspired by the Egyptian god Anubis, on whose scales a human heart is weighed in judgment against a feather. Trish’s love of antiquities and her extensive travels inspire her writing. She lives with her husband in North Vancouver, British Columbia, overlooking the mountains, the forest and the sea. For more, visit and @trishgauntlettbooks.


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