The Poisoner of Ptah

The Poisoner of Ptah

A Story of Intrigue and Murder Set in Ancient Egypt

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
When three of Egypt's leading scribes die from poisoning during the signing of a peace treaty between Egypt and Libya, Amerotke, Chief Judge of the Halls of Two Truths, is assigned to investigate the crimes, in a mystery set in ancient Egypt.

McMillan Palgrave
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. Rumors 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 - his hunt for the Poisoner leads him to discover yet more suspicion and potential danger. 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.


Blackwell North Amer
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. Rumors 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 - his hunt for the Poisoner leads him to discover yet more suspicion and potential danger. 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.

Baker
& Taylor

When three of Egypt's leading scribes die from poisoning during the signing of a peace treaty between Egypt and Libya, and a couple is found drowned, Amerotke, Chief Judge of the Halls of Two Truths, is assigned to investigate the crimes and to uncover the truth about the possible return of the cunning and lethal Poisoner of Ptah, in a mystery set in ancient Egypt. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312359621
0312359624
Branch Call Number: M DOHERTY
Characteristics: 380 p.

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May 20, 2015

A little slower than his other books, but a good read.

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