The Cabinet of Curiosities – Douglas Prestong & Lincoln Child

The Cabinet of Curiosities – Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

cabinet of curiositiesSynopsis

In an ancient tunnel underneath New York City a charnel house is discovered. Inside are thirty-six bodies all murdered and mutilated more than a century ago. While FBI agent Pendergast investigates the old crimes, identical killings start to terrorize the city. The nightmare has begun. Again.

My Thoughts

In classic Pendergast style, this book kept me entranced. Through all the twists and turns, I was never able to keep one step ahead of the action. This is unusual for me – I kind of pride myself on being able to see through most mysteries or thrillers. Not with this book series. This has never been the case. This is the third installment of the Pendergast series. I had read them all, save the newest publication, and the first three. Now, I’m all caught up.

Seeing the first few glimpses of the intricate Pendergast family helped tie some loose ends I was left with while reading the later books. It also leaves me with quite a few questions I never had before. All in all, Special Agent Aloysious XL Pendergast will always be a mystery wrapped in an enigma. That’s the appeal. That’s just how I like it.

This particular tale delves into historical cold cases which spur up what seems to be a copycat of killings occurring in present day. The historical aspect was quite fascinating. I love cold cases – the older, the better. Having them linked to occurrences of the present day makes the entire experience more thrilling.

This book – in fact, this entire series – is incredibly enjoyable for anyone who wants a good mystery, wrapped in an enigma, wrapped in a conundrum. This book series never ceases to deliver on all three aspects.


~ by Aubrey Smith on July 7, 2013.

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