The Moon Maid’s Casket


Proserpine – goddess of the underground kingdom – possessed the casket where the secret of love and death was kept. The persons who looked inside were in danger of falling into the deadly sleep.

Astra Eltsova who entertained herself with private investigations came to the villa in the Crimea upon invitation of the master of the house, Akim Yudin. He asked her to investigate strange events which took place there.

The young wife of his son had the feeling that someone was hiding in the house. This feeling drove her mad.

The imaginary fears have ended with a real crime – Katya, the housemaid, was stabbed to death. The police supposed it was a maniac, but Astra had no doubt that the murder was connected to “skeletons in the cupboard” carefully concealed by the Yudin family. The idea was confirmed by the fact that nearby in the mountains there was a dolmen called “Proseprine’s Casket”. But how the ancient myth about the goddess of the underground kingdom can be related to the family of the successful businessman?

"The Moon Maid’s Casket" is the detective for literary gourmets. The intriguing and unconventional modern story is intertwined with the ancient mythology and history. The reader unravels the mysterious murder story together with the characters as well as plunges into the amazing world of the ancient mythology and the history of the Crimea.