I have read a couple of stories from this series, but wanted to go back and read them all from the beginning. What a fantastic start to the series! It has everything that I like about a book, a good mystery, some special characters, some horror, and an ending that leaves me wanting more. You'll get all of that with this book! I mean, who wouldn't love a story that follows a curse from the Amazon to the New York Museum of Natural History, with a stopover in New Orleans? The death count piles up quickly with this one and I can highly recommend!