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Lord Amerotke, Pharaoh’s Chief Judge, is already in the middle of a murder case when it seems that there is another grave murder to investigate. One of Egypt’s great heroes has been brutally killed and Pharaoh Hatusu herself has decided to intervene. She believes that General Balet’s murder is only the beginning and she calls on Judge Amerotke for help. There is more to link the deaths than originally meets the eye – but can Amerotke track down the killer before he strikes again?

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