The Musketeer’s Seamstress

Written by Sarah D’Almeida
Review by Nan Curnutt

Aramis finds his Spanish mistress, Violette, dead in her palace rooms. Violette, friend to Queen Anne, is married to a French nobleman whom she never sees. Unfortunately, Aramis is the only one locked in her rooms with her when she dies. He doesn’t believe anyone could have entered and exited the rooms, yet he knows Violette couldn’t have taken her own life. When Aramis hears the palace guard preparing to break down the door, he flees, leaving his Musketeers uniform behind. Aramis must leave Paris to avoid being executed for the crime. His friends, Athos, Porthos and D’Artagnon, are left behind to solve the mystery and save their friend. They are hindered by the Cardinal’s men, who would be happy to see any Musketeer dead, especially one of these four famous friends.

This is the second book in D’Almeida’s mystery series, featuring four Musketeers in early 17th-century France. While the book is true to the style and characters of the original Dumas novel, it easily stands on its own. An entertaining novel of swashbuckling style and adventure.