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4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read
Being a fan and part-time student of Egyptology, I didn't have the highest hopes for this book - too many books set in Ancient Egypt fall short on the historical details and tone. However, Paul Doherty obviously has an interest in the Ancients, and has taken some trouble to get things, in general, right. The story itself moves along at a fairly rapid pace, once it...
Published on 20 Sep 1999

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good mystery series set in the era of Pharaoh Hatshepsut
This is PC Doherty's ancient Egyptian mystery/detective series, with the lead character a judge, serving under Pharaoh Hatshepsut, the female pharaoh. (The author refers to her by another form of her name: Hatusu ).

P.C. Doherty is a British historian who writes MULTIPLE series under MULTIPLE names (see his website). I have no idea how he keeps up with it...
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read, 20 Sep 1999
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This review is from: The Mask of Ra (Amerotke 1) (Paperback)
Being a fan and part-time student of Egyptology, I didn't have the highest hopes for this book - too many books set in Ancient Egypt fall short on the historical details and tone. However, Paul Doherty obviously has an interest in the Ancients, and has taken some trouble to get things, in general, right. The story itself moves along at a fairly rapid pace, once it gets started. A classic whodunit, it nevertheless manages to spring a few surprises on the way, and I certainly didn't manage to guess who the culprit was. The main characters come to life, although they still feel half-formed in many ways. All in all, this is a good (although not great) book, but will mainly be enjoyed by those who have some interest in Ancient Egypt. I am looking forward to reading "The Horus Murders", and to further development of the characters from the first book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good mystery series set in the era of Pharaoh Hatshepsut, 14 Dec 2008
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This is PC Doherty's ancient Egyptian mystery/detective series, with the lead character a judge, serving under Pharaoh Hatshepsut, the female pharaoh. (The author refers to her by another form of her name: Hatusu ).

P.C. Doherty is a British historian who writes MULTIPLE series under MULTIPLE names (see his website). I have no idea how he keeps up with it all! This series is light and enjoyable, very different from his darker trilogy about ancient Egypt, set in the time of Pharaohs Akhenaten and Tutankhamun: "An Evil Spirit Out of the West", "The Season of the Hyaena" and "The Year of the Cobra". He's also written a non-fiction book about the death and possible murder of Tutankhamun.

Judge Amerotke seeks to solve crimes with the usual group of helpers/ sidekicks. Not as good as Mr. Doherty's more serious books, but light and easy reading, especially if you like mysteries and detective novels. There are multiple books in this series, and I hope he continues to write more.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An intriguing mystery and adventure in old Egypt, 26 Jun 1999
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This review is from: The Mask of Ra (Paperback)
The Mask of Ra begins a new mystery and adventure series by Paul C. Doherty. As he does with each of his first novels in a series, Mr. Doherty takes time to establish the site and atmospheric setting of his story. He sets out his characters and their relationships and tensions. He then presents an intricate puzzle which his primary investigatior and his foil must solve. This novel has all the hallmarks of a Doherty tale: murder, treason, witchcraft, impossible thefts, mysterious messages, vipers, the dead of night and enough cups of wine to swell the Nile. I barged through the book in one night.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Paul doherty, 18 April 2014
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After reading his series about Hue Corbett I did not think I would enjoy his Egyptian murder mysteries...How wrong was l.........I'm hooked
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review, 17 April 2014
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Again good story hopr there is more to come as I have got a number of these books on my Kindle
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Start to Amerotke series., 23 Jan 2014
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Reading this book, I was hooked fast and couldn't wait to get to the next one. Paul Doherty knows how to grip readers from the first page.
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3.0 out of 5 stars First of seven, 7 Jan 2014
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This series provides an easy-read look at ancient Egypt. Diverting, pleasant fare. Will keep you entertained on a plane or on a beach, though it might not make you seek out the subsequent volumes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good so far, 15 May 2013
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just started it and think it will be another interesting and thrilling novel from Paul Doherty of the judge Amerotke series
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Mask of Ra, 26 Mar 2013
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A very easy read lots of imagery based on ancient Egypt which I felt transported me back to the era. The build up of the characters leads me to want to read the rest of the series
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5.0 out of 5 stars The mask of Ra, 13 Jan 2013
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absolutely brilliant book, have read it before, and will read it again yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
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