A new author to me and this is the first of the series--believe me, I will be tracking down more! Found it at my local library, but these will find a place on my "keeper shelf". The Three Musketeers meet D'Artagnan and this is based on some of the classic intrigues from the original Dumas novel but told from a different point of view--their private diaries if you will. I could not put it down and finished it in one sitting, but it is the type of book that can be savored over and over again.
First in a new historical mystery series featuring the musketeers, loosely based on the characters from Alexander Dumas' book set in seventeeth-century France. When the three inseparable Musketeers and D'Artagnan stumble upon the body of a dead woman who greatly resembles the Queen dressed in Musketeer costume, they undertake to solve her murder and find themselves embroiled in a scurrilous political plot possibly involving some of the most powerful men in the country. I really enjoyed this book, although admittedly I don't recall much in the way of details about Dumas' original work (I need to read it again!) so don't really know how many liberties the author took with her story. I enjoyed it for what it was--a rollicking historical mystery, and as a bonus, I didn't figure out the mystery til close to the end. Looking for more in the series.