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City of the Dead (Egyptian Mysteries) [Paperback]

Anton Gill
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3 Sep 1993 Egyptian Mysteries
Tutankhamun is killed while on a hunting trip to celebrate the pregnancy of his wife, Ankhsenpaamun. A vicious struggle for the succession ensues. The lives of the widow and her unborn child are in danger and only Huy, the lowly scribe, has the means to discover the truth about the pharoah's death.


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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (3 Sep 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747514860
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747514862
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.2 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 564,833 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Antony Cutler is the pseudonym of acclaimed novelist and Renaissance historian ANTON GILL. Under his own name he has published a series of thrillers set in Ancient Egypt, and a history-mystery, The Sacred Scroll. An English Literature graduate of Clare College, Cambridge, he has been a freelance writer since 1984, and has been translated and published worldwide. He has written a wide variety of historical non-fiction, and previously worked in theatre, radio and television. Anton is married to the actress Marji Campi, and divides his time between London and Paris.


ANTON GILL: selected books published since 1984.
(This list covers main books only. It does not include minor stuff, short stories, plays and features.)

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MARTIN ALLEN IS MISSING (study of missing children in London) - Corgi Books, London, 1984 - ISBN 13-digit: 9780552124669

HOW TO BE OXBRIDGE (satirical history of Oxford and Cambridge universities since World War Two) - Grafton Books, London, 1985; Kenkyusha, Tokyo, 1988 - ISBN13: 9780246124326

CROQUET, THE COMPLETE GUIDE (social history of the game of croquet on both sides of the Atlantic) - Heinemann, London, 1986 - ISBN13: 9780434981007

MAD ABOUT THE BOY (biography of pop-singer Boy George) - Century, London, 1987 - ISBN13: 9780712609838

THE JOURNEY BACK FROM HELL (study of post-war lives of survivors of the German concentration camps of World War Two - winner of the H. H. Wingate Prize for non-fiction, 1988) - Grafton, London, 1988 and 1989; Morrow, NYC, 1989; Avon, NYC, 1990; HarperCollins UK, London, 1994; reprinted 1996 and 1998 - ISBN13: 9780586206508

BERLIN TO BUCHAREST (travels in Eastern Europe just before the counter-revolutions there - ie in 1988 and 1989) - Grafton, London, 1990; David and Charles, NYC, 1992; Hollandia, Amsterdam, 1993 - ISBN13: 9780246134851

CITY OF THE HORIZON
CITY OF DREAMS (German VOGUE top five novels, 1997)
CITY OF THE DEAD (top ten bestsellers, fiction, France, 1997)
(three thrillers set in ancient Egypt about the time of the reign of Tutankhamun)
- Bloomsbury, London, 1991-1993; 1994; Eichborn, Frankfurt, 1992-1995; Droemer Knaur, Munich, 1994-1996; de Boekerij, Amsterdam, 1994-1996; 1998; Editions 10/18 - Les grands detectives - Paris, 1994-1996; Plaza y Janes Editores, Barcelona, 1995-1997 and Planeta DeAgostini, Madrid, 1997-2002; Mondadori, Milan, 1995-1997; Alpress, Frydek-Mistek (Czech Republic), 1996-1998; Alien, Athens, 1997-2000 (and continuing as of 2003); repr. USA (Felony & Mayhem) 2006-2008) - ISBN13s: 9780747511934/9780747511764/9780747555555509004

A DANCE BETWEEN FLAMES (a general history of Berlin between the two world wars) - John Murray, London, 1993; Carroll and Graf, NYC, 1994; Abacus, London, 1995 - ISBN13: 9780719549861

AN HONOURABLE DEFEAT (a history of the German Resistance to Hitler and Nazism, 1933-1945) - Heinemann Mandarin, London, 1994; Henry Holt, NYC, 1994; UK & US pbk 1995 - 9780434292761

RULING PASSIONS (sexuality and the British Empire) - BBC Books, London, 1995 - ISBN13: 9780563370918

THE HANGING GALE (novel based on drama serial about the C19 Irish famine) - BBC Books, London, 1995 - ISBN13: 9780563371939


CITY OF LIES
CITY OF DESIRE
CITY OF THE SEA
(three further Egyptian thrillers, published between 1997 and 2003 by the mainland European publishers listed above.) ISBNs: N/A

THE DEVIL'S MARINER (a biography of the seventeenth-century explorer and pirate William Dampier) - Michael Joseph, London, 1997 - ISBN13: 9780718141141

THE LAST TALONS OF THE EAGLE (with Gary Hyland; about avant-garde German military aeroplane development in the Second World War) - Headline, London, 1998 - 9780747221561

EXTINCT (with Alex West; natural history book to tie in with Channel 4 TV series of same name) - Channel 4 Books, 2002 - ISBN13: 9780752261621

PEGGY GUGGENHEIM - THE LIFE OF AN ART ADDICT - HarperCollins UK 2001/USA 2002 (as ART LOVER)/ Random House - Mondadori, Barcelona, Spain 2002/Globus Brazil 2004/Poland/S. Korea/Italy/Greece - 2004 +. Paperback editions 2004 + /Hungary 2006; repr. UK 2007 - ISBN13: 9780002570785

THE GREAT ESCAPE (account of the escape of RAF POWs from Stalag-Luft III in 1944) - Headline, 2002; Poland, 2004; paperback 2004

IL GIGANTE (Florence, Michelangelo and the David, 1492 - 1504) - Headline, 2002; St Martin's Press, USA, 2004; also Japan, Korea, Italy, 2004 - 2005 - ISBN13: 9780747235759

ANCIENT EGYPTIANS (history of the land & people, accompanies C4 series) HarperCollins, 2003; paperback UK 2004 - ISBN13: 9780007143993

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? - TRACING YOUR FAMILY BACK TO THE TUDORS (accompanies BBC series) HarperCollins, 2006 - ISBN13: 9780007230082

EMPIRE'S CHILDREN (history of the fall of the British Empire, accompanies Channel 4 series) HarperCollins, 2007 - ISBN13: 9780007247141

GATEWAY OF THE GODS (a history of Ancient Mesopotamia) Quercus - UK publ. Nov 2008 - ISBN13: 9781847246691

ASSASSIN'S CREED: RENAISSANCE (writing as Oliver Bowden; ndp) (novel) Penguin Books, UK and worldwide from Nov 2009 (25 in top 50 London, Christmas, 2009) - ISBN13: 9780114106309


THE SLEEP OF REASON (novel - unpublished/2010 -) - ISBN: N/A

VAMPIRES OF ROME (novel - work in progress/2010 -) - ISBN: N/A

TITANIC: THE REAL STORY OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS SHIP (non-fiction - accompanies C4 series, Titanic - The Mission) Channel 4 Books/Transworld, October 2010 - ISBN: not yet available

ASSASSIN'S CREED - BROTHERHOOD (by 'Oliver Bowden' as above) Penguin Books, UK & worldwide from Nov 2010 - ISBN: not yet available

THE SACRED SCROLL (novel) Penguin Books, UK 2011 - ISBN: not yet available





London/Paris, 2010



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Mark Lucas/Julian Alexander
LAW Writers' Agency
14 Vernon Street
London W14 0RJ
UK

+44 (0)20 7471 7900

mark@lawagency.co.uk
julian@lawagency.co.uk











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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tutankhamun's Murder Investigated 25 Jun 2003
Format:Paperback
The third in the series of mysteries investigated by Huy, the disgraced former scribe. Tutankhamun is killed in a chariot accident but there are too many discrepancies for the liking of Ay, the old politician. Enter Huy, the discreet and solitary investigator who can be relied upon to carry the blame if things look too messy. Tutankhamun's pregnant widow is caught up in the battle for power between Ay and the ambitious, ruthless Horemheb and Huy finds himself battling for her survival as well as his own.
Gill's Huy is portrayed as a sad, but honourable man in a world dominated by powerful, untrustworthy figures. What really stands out for me however, is the quality of writing which is both gritty and dreamlike. Another great effort from a great writer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gill writes the wrongs with this 'first detective' 4 April 2004
By Billy J. Hobbs - Published on Amazon.com
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Anton Gill, a prolific author clearly in his own "write," continues his series set in Egyptian times (18th Dynasty) in "City of the Dead."
Tutankhamun meets his (inevitable) untimely death and, of course, the "dance of the succession" begins, violently. Only the scribe Huy (billed as the "world's first detective") can decipher the code of this historic miasma. And Gill presents a credible, albeit, of course, fictional accounting. Along the way, Gill's writing skill and succinct plot development accompanied by clearly defined and skillfully developed characters make reading this short novel a treat.
The plausible conclusion sets us up for another in the series, although at this writing (2004) none has been spotted. We hope Gill hasn't given up on us. It's a good series and worth fighting for! (Billyjhobbs@tyler.net)
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