The Beads of Lapis Lazuli

A Greek Mystery

by Doris Kenney Marcotte


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Could a simple strand of beads hold memories of an ancient culture that some archeologists say was Atlantis? Part mystery and part psychological drama, The Beads of Lapis Lazuli mixes history, obsession, and the paranormal for an exhilarating read.

Kathryn Marshall is an ordinary Cincinnati housewife and mother until she purchases an ancient strand of lapis lazuli beads in an antique shop on the island of Crete. This is the beginning of a two-year long obsession with the ancient Minoan civilization that once flourished on Crete and culminates in an unfinished novel about the culture’s greatest mystery of love and desertion, the Greek myth of Theseus and Ariadne.

As she digs deeper into the myth, Kathryn finds inconsistencies in the story that she refuses to accept and they prevent her from completing her novel. What happens next could rewrite history!

Ignoring the objections of her husband, best friend, and mother, Kathryn embarks on a fact-finding mission that takes her to a deserted island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.

To gain the services of Jake Deupree, a renowned psychic explorer who helps archeologists locate important excavations, she reluctantly accepts him as her partner. When they go to Crete to search for answers to the mythical love story, it’s Kathryn who experiences odd premonitions, and neither of them is prepared for what their mission will uncover or what they will discover about themselves.

Bridging time and space, the story is about seeking truth, taking control of life and discovering the unknown strength hidden within.

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Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Black & White Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 30, 2010)
ISBN10: 1432760548
ISBN13: 9781432760540
Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure

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Doris Kenney MarcotteDoris has turned decades of studying Minoan civilization into two novels. She has done research on the ancient Minoans at the Athens National Museum, the Heraklion Archeological Museum on Crete, and the British Museum in London, among others. Besides racing their Flying Scot sailboat, she and her husband have had blue water sailing adventures in Greece, Turkey, Australia, and the Virgin Islands. She lives at River House in New Richmond, Ohio, and Hilltop House in Wyoming, Ohio.
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