Image of The Serpent's Daughter: A Jade Del Cameron Mystery


Image of The Serpent's Daughter: A Jade Del Cameron Mystery

Jade del Cameron is a heroine to admire. A cross between Indiana Jones and Kinsey Millhone, she's feisty, smart and likable -- an adventuress with
a sense of humor. Her latest tale is
a classy, smart, historical escapade across the desert in search of a murderer and a sacred amulet.

Photographer and writer Jade del Cameron joins her mother, Inez, in the ancient city of Tangiers for a short vacation with the hopes of mending their turbulent relationship. It's the 1920s, and Inez wants her independent daughter to find a suitable husband. Before Jade knows it, her mother is kidnapped, and the authorities think Jade may be responsible for the murder of a local guide found in the city's underground tunnels.

While looking for her mother, Jade partners up with a mysterious Berber man named Bachir who offers to help her find her mother if she'll help him recover an ancient sacred amulet belonging to his village. Jade's search for her mother, the amulet and the real murderer takes her across the desert, through the mountains and into the Kasbah and the slave markets of Marrakech. (Obsidian, Jan., 352 pp., $23.95)
Reviewed by: 
Pat Cooper