Quando il principe Meren raggiunge la sua residenza di campagna una fastidiosa scoperta lo attende: la sorella gli ha preparato una festa di benvenuto, invitando un gran numero di parenti e amici. Pessima prospettiva per colui che è «gli Occhi e le Orecchie del Faraone», che ama la discrezione e che ha architettato un piano per permettere a Tutankhamon di visitare, in gran segreto, la sepoltura di suo fratello, il faraone eretico Akhenaten. E quando un misterioso omicidio insanguina la festa, Meren comincia a temere che il suo piano sia fallito e che la vita del suo re sia in grave pericolo. Ma quello che scoprirà sarà persino peggio...
- ISBN: 885020311X
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 240
Set during the reign of Tutankhamen, this is a series of murder mysteries centering on Lord Meren who is the "eyes and ears of the Pharaoh". I enjoyed Murder at the God's Gate , but this is less involving. The details about life in Ancient Egypt and the possible fate of Akhenaten and his wife Neferti Leggi tutto
Undoubtedly this has been my favourite book. A bickering family, motive that comes from a long-held secret, a small circle of suspects... it was almost Christie-like in this regard. And as much as I like the courtly parts of this series, I find more "ordinary" crimes much more interesting... though
The New York Times Book Review quote on the back of the book states that "Robinson makes history live and breathe again" and that she certainly does. I have been spacing out this series because I thoroughly enjoy following the Lord Meren and his adoptive son, Kysen, as they solve murders set against Leggi tutto
After a slightly disappointing second outing that was fouled by an over-complicated plot, this third book in the Lord Meren series was much more in the realm of Agatha Christie - a murder in a family compound in ancient Egypt, with a limited set of suspects. Generally, it was pretty good; of course
Great read with an eye to historical detail.
Esta novela tiene una trama detectivesca muy interesante y para nada predecible, con unos buenos personajes y una ambientación increíble. Este libro tiene lugar durante el reinado del faraón Tutakamón y, por tanto, la acción transcurre en el Antiguo Egipto. La forma de explicar las costumbres, los a Leggi tutto
Lord Meren wanted two things from his trip home to his estate at Baht. First, to enjoy some rest and relaxation with his children, far from the politics and dangers of the court. And also to complete a secret task for his friend and master, Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Unfortunately, Meren’s sister Idut has Leggi tutto
A bit of a slow starter compared to the previous book in the series, but the pace picks up dramatically in the second half. Anyone who's ever had to face a houseful of contentious relatives at Thanksgiving will sympathize with Meren whose dear, meddling sister has ignored his request for immediate f Leggi tutto
Read this series some time ago and this was a re-read for a f2f mystery discussion group. Can't say I recalled much of the book so it all seemed brand new. I do know I really liked the books back then and often recommended them to folks looking for a story set in ancient egypt. Second time around w
Lord Meren, a noble in Tutankhamun's retinue, was protecting the bodies from the tomb of Akhenaten, after they tomb was broken into. After being wounded while thwarting a rebellion, he goes to his family home with his adopted son, Kysen. The visit is supposed to be secret, but his sister Idut, who i Leggi tutto
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