The first mystery begins when a perfectly preserved body of a beautiful woman is found in a peat bog of a small English town. The woman is not only beautiful, but staked down to the peat bog, blindfolded and has a treasure buried beneath her. Alexander Donne, an American anthropologist studying under a Fellowship is called in. He determines that the body is possibly a thousand years old and also becomes infatuated with the woman he now calls "my lady." Together Xander and coroner Wooland try to figure out more about the Lady in the Bog and her treasure. Before the treasure is mysteriously stolen, however, Xander takes a book written in Indic and sends it to his mentor, Jai Prassad to translate. Here enters the second mystery, Jai returns the translated book, which happens to be a journal of a Prince, along with news that he is now happily married in an arranged marriage. Upon meeting Jai's wife Vidya, Xander is taken up with this new mysterious woman. As Xander begins to read the Prince's journal more strange things begin to happen with himself, Jai and Vidya. But how will the journal unravel the mystery of "my lady?"
The archeology and forensic anthropology was what drew me to this book and I enjoyed those sections the most. I wish the story would have used more evidence and found more clues from the body in the present rather than just having everything match the body from the enchanted journal. However, the journal entries were written wonderfully and I could see how they would transport someone, even if they were not enchanted. Xander's whirlwind relationship with Vidya also threw me for a loop. Vidya's mystery was secondary, but almost seemed to take more importance at times. The ending to the mystery of the Lady in the bog was well thought out and I'm glad that I got to know her entire story, even up to her tragic death.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.