Wednesday, November 15, 2023

The Juliet Code (Freddie & Grace Mystery #3) by Pepper D. Basham


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. 



About The Author


Pepper Basham is a best-selling author who writes romance “peppered” with grace and humor. Writing both historical and contemporary novels, she loves to incorporate her native Appalachian culture and/or her unabashed adoration of the UK into her stories. She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC where she is the wife of a fantastic pastor, mom of five great kids, a speech-language pathologist, and a lover of chocolate, jazz, hats, and Jesus. Her twentieth book, The Cairo Curse, came out in February. Next up is Positively, Penelope, the sequel to her bestselling novel, Authentically, Izzy. She loves connecting with readers and other authors through social media outlets like Facebook & Instagram.

You can learn more about Pepper and her books on her website at 


My Review

 You are going to love the banter between Grace and Frederick, such fun and love!

Now our girl Grace, an avid reader, wants to make her parasol deadly, and we are there as it actually happens.

We are gifted with beautiful Venice, and end up on the coast on an island. There the danger begins, and why? Well, answers come, and we soon wonder whom they can trust? Everyone becomes a suspect!

While we enjoy this newly wed couple, danger is lurking, along with a hidden treasure, along with stolen paintings. What is the correlation of the paintings and the island? Well, you will find out!

In the end answers come along with danger, and some not making it to the end!

Page turner for sure!

I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Barbour, and was not required to give a positive review.

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