Set in ancient Egypt from 1479 BC, the series following Amerotke, the chief judge of Thebes in his struggles against politic intrigue and general murder and mayhem.
What better way to start than with the death of a Pharaoh? Tuthmosis II is bitten by a snake on his royal barge, but impossibly walks to his palace before collapsing from the potent venom. This starts a number of deaths as a power struggle begins for the throne of Egypt.
Hatusu looks to cement her position of Pharoah by gaining the support of the high priests, who have gathered at the Temple of Horus. Once they get there, then they start… well, guess what starts happening to them. Add in a resurrected soldier and a disappearance in the desert, and Amerotke has his hands full.
Following the defeat of the Mitanni, a peace conference is called, only for it to be disrupted by a number of mysterious deaths and an impossible theft of a jewel, sacred to Anubis, from a locked room. Add in a killer in a jackal mask, and Amerotke has a very busy day.
- The Slayers of Seth (2001) – “Detection by Moonlight” review
- The Assassins of Isis (2004)
- The Poisoner of Ptah (2007)
- The Spies of Sobeck (2008)