Murder at the God's Gate by Lynda S. Robinson
A Lord Meren Mystery (Walker Mystery)

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When a priest dies in a mysterious fall from the top of a statue of Tutankhamun, many consider the death a fateful one for the boy-king and his reign. Indeed, the Hittites are already at Egypt's borders, and the enemies of the late pharaoh Akhenaten have transferred their implacable hatred to the young pharaoh. Lurking beneath the luxury of the court at Thebes lie malice, evil and murder. Not even Lord Meren - the 'eyes and ears' of Tutankhamun - can identify the plotters. But until the enemies of the fourteen-year-old pharaoh are destroyed, neither his body nor his soul is safe from their deadly poison...
 

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Lynda S. Robinson lives in San Antonio, Texas.
 
Published February 1, 1995 by Walker & Co. 236 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History, Crime. Fiction

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Your relatives--like those of Lord Meren, the Eyes and Ears of Pharaoh--may squabble with each other and complain that you've got it made and wheedle you to work your connections for them and fix you up with would-be romantic partners, but you probably don't have to worry about finding your cousi...

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Hormin, the vizier's contentious scribe of records and tithes, was well-hated by his wife Selket, his slow-speaking son Imsety (who managed the family farm with no hope his father would ever turn it over to him), and his sly younger son Djaper, an apprentice whose only use for his father was what...

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Lord Meren, the Eyes and Ears of Pharaoh, has enlisted an informer inside the temple of Amun, a priest named Unas who oversees the stores of gold and gems used in a new statue of Tutankhamun.

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Meren and his adopted son Kysen begin with Hormin's family, whose members lay both murder and the theft of an expensive beaded collar at the feet of Hormin's mistress, the sultry Beltis, who returns the charges.

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