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Death in Byzantium - Box Set
01 Dec 2013 * EBOOK * £5.99 * 9781781859063

Four novels from the Death in Byzantium crime series. Set in the splendour and squalor of sixth century Constantinople following a slave who has risen to become the right hand of the great Emperor Justinian.

Fiction / FFH (Crime Fiction)
Extent: 1200 pages
Exclusive sale: GB AU NZ IN ZA SG
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Death in Byzantium - Box SetDeath in ByzantiumM.E. Mayer

DEATH IN BYZANTIUM: At the heart of what is left of the Roman Empire, lies a city simmering with intrigue & treachery. Amid this maelstrom stands John, ex-slave, now the right hand of Emperor Justinian. It is John's skills as an investigator that Justinian prizes the most. But the emperor is not a sentimental man. Nor is he a patient one. John knows his position is precarious. One misstep and his enemies may have him. And if they don't, the emperor himself almost certainly will.

ONE FOR SORROW: When the body of a high-ranking treasury official is found in a filthy alley, John's investigation stirs the ghosts of his past and threatens his life.

TWO FOR JOY: John must discover why three of Constantinople's holy stylites have burned to death atop their pillars.

THREE FOR A LETTER: The murder of a child threatens Justinian's dreams of resurrecting the glory of Roman Empire. John will need all his wits to keep his job... and his head.

FOUR FOR A BOY: In this series prequel, John the slave takes his first steps along the dangerous path that will lead him to become Justinian's Lord Chamberlain.

 
M.E. Mayer is the husband and wife team of Mary Reed and Eric Mayer. Mary was born in Newcastle-on-Tyne and ran the Theology Faculty office at Oxford University before she emigrated to America and met her husband and co-author.

'An excellent entry in an excellent series. Darned close to being the perfect historical mystery.', Booklist

'Subtle, well-drawn characters... an outstanding historical series.' Publishers Weekly. ,

'John the Lord Chamberlain is an unforgettable protagonist' Library Journal. ,

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