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Head of Zeus
Two for Joy
Two for Joy M.E. Mayer
 Death in Byzantium, 2

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, a slave who has risen to become the right hand of Justinian, the greatest of Byzantium's emperors. With violence and murder commonplace, it is John's skills as an investigator that the Emperor prizes the most.

TWO FOR JOY: It is AD 537 and Constantinople is a city simmering on the edge of chaos, a maelstrom of creeds, cults and cultures. At is heart lies the Great Palace and the imperial court of the Roman Empire, a seething knot of ambition, competition, intrigue and treachery.

John the Eunuch, Lord Chamberlain to the Emperor Justinian, is faced with a particularly byzantine problem: he must discover why three of Constantinople's holy stylites have burned to death as they stand atop their pillars – just as a heretical preacher foretold they would. The hand of God or mortal? John must find out before hell is unleashed.

Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
01 Dec 2012 * 352pp * £5.99 * 9781781850589
REVIEWS
'Darned close to being the perfect historical mystery.'
Booklist
'Subtle, well-drawn characters, from the ascetic John to the capricious Justinian; an outstanding historical series.'
Publishers Weekly
'John the Lord Chamberlain is an unforgettable protagonist.'
Library Journal
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Three for a Letter
Four for a Boy
Five for Silver
Six for Gold
Seven for a Secret
Eight for Eternity
Nine for the Devil
Author

M.E. Mayer

M.E. Mayer
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.
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