The Poisoner of Ptah by P. C. Doherty
A Story of Intrigue and Murder Set in Ancient Egypt

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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. 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.
 

About P. C. Doherty

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P.C. Doherty is the author of several acclaimed mystery series including The Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan, the Hugh Corbett medieval mysteries, and the Canterbury Tales of mystery and murder. He lives in England.
 
Published February 19, 2008 by Minotaur Books. 400 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Prolific British author Doherty (The Assassins of Isis ) spins a rich, complex tale of murder in this gripping ancient Egyptian mystery, his latest to feature

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Prolific British author Doherty (The Assassins of Isis ) spins a rich, complex tale of murder in this gripping ancient Egyptian mystery, his latest to feature

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Lord Amerotke does not believe Rekhet, who had been a priest of Ptah and had access to all sorts of treatises on poisons, is responsible for these new deaths, so he investigates.

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