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After the death of her husband Pharoh Tuthmosis II, Hatusu has confounded her critics by winning a great battle against the Mitanni. Aided by her lover, Senenmut, she is determined that all sections of Egyptian society should accept her as the first Pharaoh-Queen of Egypt – an acceptance that needs the favour and support of the priests. When a spate of killings takes place in the Divine Temple of Horus, the naturally superstitious priests interpret this as a sign of the Gods’ disapproval of Hatusu’s rule of Egypt. The royal city turns once again to respected judge Amerotke to find the truth.

Reviews

Praise for Paul Doherty: 'Vitality in the landscape...angst in the mystery, it's Peters minus the herbs but plus a few crates of sack
Oxford Times
Absolutely superb
CADS
The best of its kind since Ellis Peters
Time Out
I really like these medieval whodunnits
Sarah Broadhurst, Bookseller
Wholly excellent, this is one of those books you hate to put down
Prima
If you like the Paul Doherty style you will enjoy this hugely. The pace never flags and despite all this larger-than-life flamboyance Doherty's Egypt has the ring of truth about it. Doherty has done his homework well and it shows
Historical Review