Book Review: The Ivy League Chronicles: 9 Squares by: E.K. Prescott


Rating: 3/5

Publisher: Five Star Sleuths

Publish Date: March 15, 2013

Origins:  From Publisher for Review

Format:  Trade Paperback

Order Links:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: WHAT IS THIS BOOK ABOUT?
The year is 1923, and Richard Wikki, a former detective from Scotland Yard and now a professor at the prestigious Yale University in New Haven, CT, misses his days of crime solving. Maize Judson has enrolled at Yale with hopes of becoming an investigative journalist. When Maize and her friend find a skeleton buried in the sand at the beach with a mysterious amulet wrapped around its fingers, she and Richard set out to solve a murder. But Richard soon finds himself following well-planted illusionary clues, and as he continues to investigate, a series of events shake the depths of his philosophical, religious and spiritual beliefs, as well as his perspective on life... forever.

WHAT MAKES THIS BOOK UNIQUE?
Although a fictional mystery, The Ivy League Chronicles: 9 Squares by E.K. Prescott, Ph.D., is filled with historical facts and events that were very real in New Haven, CT in the 1920's. The book explores the truths about the ruling class of the United States and gives the reader a sense that there is a lot more to the world than what is actually seen. Prescott brilliantly weaves together the threads of New World Order, metaphysics, witchcraft, conspiracy, and good and evil into this first installment of The Ivy League Chronicles series.


Review: Richard Wikki, a former Scotland Yard detective and current professor at Yale is drawn into an ancient mystery by Maize Judson, a budding investigative journalist. When Maize and her friend discover a skeleton, Maize takes an amulet which was buried with the body and this kicks off the descent into the web of intrigue for both Maize and Wikki. Set in the 1920s, ‘The Ivy League Chronicles: 9 Squares’ takes you into a world you never imagined.

‘The Ivy League Chronicles: 9 Squares’ blends secret societies, metaphysics, occultism, politics, mystery, and intrigue. I liked the story, but I wish there was more character development and linear plot. There seemed to have been forgotten pieces of the puzzle and a lot of loose ends. I wish we were given more history about some of the mystical and secret society aspects introduced. I am interested to see where this series will go and if the author will close some of the loose ends.

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