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The Poisoner of Ptah (Amerotke Mysteries, Book 6)

A deadly killer stalks the pages of this gripping mystery
  • Author
    • Paul Doherty
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At a peace treaty signing between Egypt and Libya in Thebes, three of Egypt's leading scribes die violently on the Temple forecourt, the victims of a vile poisoning. To add to the mounting unease, a prosperous merchant and his young wife are found drowned. Rumours soon sweep the imperial city. The Poisoner of Ptah has returned.

It falls to Amerotke, Chief Judge of the Halls of Two Truths, to investigate these hideous crimes. This story sees the Judge pit his wits against a cunning opponent who seems intent on spreading his death-dealing powders. Amerotke enters the twilight world of glorious Thebes where life can be so rich and yet death so swift and brutal.
  • Published: Aug 09 2007
  • Pages: 400
  • 176 x 113mm
  • ISBN: 9780755328871
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Press Reviews

  • Bookseller
    Praise for Paul Doherty's other novels: 'I really like these medieval whodunnits
  • Time Out
    A romping good read
  • CADS 20
    Historically informative, excellently plotted and, as ever, superbly entertaining
  • Huddersfield Daily Examiner
    This rich tale ... seeps authenticity and is written with wonderfully efficient style. A gem of an historical thriller