The Medici Mirror by Melissa Bailey

The Medici Mirror is Melissa Bailey’s first novel and it is a gripping one. Hidden in the basement of an abandoned Victorian shoe factory is a sixteenth-century mirror, cursed by the Black Queen, Catherine of Medici. When Jonny, a twenty-first century architect charged with renovating the factory, stumbles across the mirror his life is threatened by its dark reflections. Will he unravel the past before it unravels him? Will his love life end in triumph or murder?

Catherine of Medici’s story is a compelling one and I would have liked to hear more from her. With the added history of the factory and its hidden love affairs, sometimes there is almost too much past. Without the mirror, these other histories remain unfettered to the present-day characters making me question what, ultimately, the book wants me to go away thinking about. But I am driven by the plot and despite wishing there were slightly fewer sex scenes, the characters are connected through a curse that turns desire into possession making The Medici Mirror a sexy, scary ride that stays with you long after the book has been put down.

If you like spooky, sexy mysteries with a historical flavour then The Medici Mirror is for you. Melissa Bailey’s is undoubtedly a name we will all become familiar with.

Look out for my review of The Anchoress by Paul Blaney, which I hope to post at the end of this week.

32 thoughts on “The Medici Mirror by Melissa Bailey”

  1. Do you mind if I quote a couple of your
    posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your
    weblog? My blog is in the very same area of interest as yours and my visitors would
    really benefit from some of the information you present
    here. Please let me know if this ok with you.
    Appreciate it!

    my homepage :: auto ghost 2

  2. It’s perfect time to make some plans for the future and it is time to
    be happy. I have read this post and if I could I wish to suggest you some interesting things or suggestions.
    Perhaps you could write next articles referring to this article.
    I want to read even more things about it!

    Here is my web blog: window doctor london

  3. I do not know if it’s just me or if perhaps everyone else experiencing issues with your blog.
    It appears like some of the text on your posts are running off the screen. Can somebody else please comment and let
    psychiatrist near me uk know if this is happening
    to them too? This may be a problem with my internet browser
    because I’ve had this happen before. Cheers

  4. Hi there very nice site!! Guy .. Beautiful .. Superb .. I’ll bookmark
    your website and take the feeds also? I’m satisfied
    to search out a lot of useful information right here within the
    publish, we need develop more strategies on this regard, thanks for sharing.
    . . . . .

    Feel free to surf to my web page –

  5. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Rarely do I encounter a blog that’s equally
    educative and engaging, and without a doubt,
    you’ve hit the nail on the head. The issue is something which not enough
    people are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy I stumbled across this during
    my search for something relating to this.

    Have a look at my web site … 24 hour emergency electrician

  6. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be actually something that I think I would never
    understand. It seems too complex and extremely broad for me.
    I’m looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

    Feel free to surf to my blog: Dr. Dabber SWITCH Kit

  7. I don’t know if it’s just me or if perhaps everybody else encountering problems with your site.
    It seems like some of the text in your posts are running off the screen. Can someone else please provide feedback and
    let me know if this is happening to them too?
    This could be a problem with my web browser because I’ve had this happen before.

    My web-site :: full spectrum cbd

  8. Hello! I understand this is somewhat off-topic however I needed to
    ask. Does managing a well-established website like yours take a
    lot of work? I am completely new to running a blog but I do write in my journal everyday.
    I’d like to start a blog so I will be able to share my personal experience and views online.
    Please let me know if you have any recommendations or tips for
    brand new aspiring bloggers. Appreciate it!

    Here is my website – cbd vape juice

  9. After looking into a handful of the articles on your web page, I truly like your technique of writing a blog.
    I book marked it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back
    soon. Please visit my website as well and tell me how you feel.

    my web blog … Cheap spare Car keys

  10. Howdy, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar
    one and i was just curious if you get a
    lot of spam remarks? If so how do you reduce it, any plugin or anything you can suggest?
    I get so much lately it’s driving me insane so any assistance is very much appreciated.

    Also visit my web site – ordering avon online

  11. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Seldom do I come across
    a blog that’s both equally educative and amusing, and let me tell you, you have hit
    the nail on the head. The issue is something that not enough folks are
    speaking intelligently about. Now i’m very happy I found this in my hunt for something relating to this.

    Here is my blog post; mens aftershave gift sets

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.