The Poisoner of Ptah (Ancient Egyptian Mysteries 6) Hardcover – 5 Apr 2007
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This is the sixth novel in a series set in Ancient Egypt, following The Mask of Ra, The Horus Killings, The Annubis Slayings, The Slayers of Seth and The Assassins of Isis.
About the Author
Paul Doherty was born in Middlesbrough. He studied History at Liverpool and Oxford Universities and obtained a doctorate for his thesis on Edward II and Queen Isabella. He is now headmaster of a school in north-east London and lives with his family in Essex.
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This is another in the series of books featuring Judge Amerotke, a crime solver in the reign of Pharoah Hatsu.. Disaster strikes, at of all things a peace treaty signing, a treaty between Egypt and Libya that is taking place in Thebes. Three of Egypt's leading scribes die a violent death on the forecourt of the Temple. They are the victims of poison. Rumours begin to sweep through the city, the Poisoner of Ptah has returned.
It becomes the task of Amerotke, Chief Judge to investigate these crimes, but by doing so Amerotke has to enter the twilight world of Thebes, where anything is possible if you have money in your pocket. Virtually anything can be bought or sold for a price, but death stalks the streets for the unwary . . .
The new Doherty is no exception and Amerotke, Chief Judge in the Hall of Two Truths, features in another gripping mystery. This novel has all the right ingredients, bound to increase Doherty's alraedy large number of fans. In short: historical crime writing at its best.
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not read yet, but have the complete series, cant wait to read itPublished 1 month ago by kim rivers
Amerotke has to offer a solution for the poison of many people and discover the truth. He's brilliant again too.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent seller, item just as described and would use again. Thank youPublished 14 months ago by M