Set during the reign of the boy-king, Tutankhamon, "Murder at the God's Gate," is not only a good detective story, but gives a feel for life in the Eighteenth Dynasty.
A priest of Amon, the king of the gods, has been found dead beside a colossal statue of Tutankhamon. It's unclear if the priest has been murdered, or had an accidental fall and Lord Meren, the Eyes and Ears of Pharaoh, is asked to investigate. At first he has hard time finding any leads, but when his son and aide, Kysen discovers some pottery shards that have some tantalizing clues on them, the action heats up. Meren discovers that what may have originally appeared as an unrelated crime reaches into the royal court. The princes and noblemen of Egypt each has their own agenda for the near future, and is intent on pulling the strings of the 14 year old king. Meren's task is therefore complicated, because he not only has to solve a murder, but also protect the king from an unknown threat close to the throne.
Lynda Robinson tells a good tale, and has researched her period fairly well, although she has taken some literary license by giving Tutankhamen several half-brothers. Egyptophiles will have a hard time with the king's half-brothers, but will enjoy the story immensely.