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The poisoner of Ptah

Author: P C Doherty
Publisher: Oxford : Isis, 2011.
Series: Isis large print
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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Pharaoh-Queen Hatusu's kingdom is rich in religion, ritual, art and education. But for all its prosperity and power, it is not without its weaknesses - or enemies. At the signing of a peace treaty between Egypt and Libya in Thebes, three of Egypt's leading scribes die violently on the Temple forecourt, the victims of a vile poisoning. And when a prosperous merchant and his young wife are found drowned, rumours soon  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Mystery fiction
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P C Doherty
ISBN: 9780753186534 0753186535 9780753186527 0753186527
OCLC Number: 713815124
Target Audience: Adult.
Description: 336 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pharaoh-Queen Hatusu's kingdom is rich in religion, ritual, art and education. But for all its prosperity and power, it is not without its weaknesses --
or enemies. At the signing of a peace treaty between Egypt and Libya in Thebes, three of Egypt's leading scribes die violently on the Temple forecourt, the victims of a vile poisoning. And when a prosperous merchant and his young wife are found drowned, rumours soon sweep the imperial city. The Poisoner of Ptah has returned. Pharaoh Hatusu, angered that these abominations happened under her reign, orders Amerotke, Chief Judge of the Halls of Two Truths, to find the perpetrator. His hunt uncovers a mass of suspicion and danger. Now Amerotke must pit his wits against an opponent intent on vengeance ...
Series Title: Isis large print
Responsibility: Paul Doherty.

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Pharaoh-Queen Hatusu's kingdom is rich in religion, ritual, art and education. But for all its prosperity and power, it is not without its weaknesses - or enemies. At the signing of a peace treaty between Egypt and Libya in Thebes, three of Egypt's leading scribes die violently on the Temple forecourt, the victims of a vile poisoning. And when a prosperous merchant and his young wife are found drowned, rumours soon sweep the imperial city. The Poisoner of Ptah has returned. Pharaoh Hatusu, angered that these abominations happened under her reign, orders Amerotke, Chief Judge of the Halls of Two Truths, to find the perpetrator. His hunt uncovers a mass of suspicion and danger. Now Amerotke must pit his wits against an opponent intent on vengeance ...

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