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One for Sorrow: A John, the Lord Chamberlain Mystery [NOOK Book]

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<P>Byzantium, capitol of the 6th century Roman Empire, simmers a rich stew of creeds, cultures, and citizens with a sprinkling of cutthroats and crimes. John the Eunuch, Emperor Justinian's Lord Chamberlain, orders a Christian court while himself observing the rites of Mithra. Thomas, a knight from Britain, Ahasuerus, a soothsayer, and two ladies from Crete stir up events and old memories for John, who must ask how the visitors link to the death of Leukos, Keeper of the Plate. An Egyptian brothel keeper and a Christian stylite know more ...
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One for Sorrow: A John, the Lord Chamberlain Mystery

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Overview

<P>Byzantium, capitol of the 6th century Roman Empire, simmers a rich stew of creeds, cultures, and citizens with a sprinkling of cutthroats and crimes. John the Eunuch, Emperor Justinian's Lord Chamberlain, orders a Christian court while himself observing the rites of Mithra. Thomas, a knight from Britain, Ahasuerus, a soothsayer, and two ladies from Crete stir up events and old memories for John, who must ask how the visitors link to the death of Leukos, Keeper of the Plate. An Egyptian brothel keeper and a Christian stylite know more than they are telling.... <br>In due course, John gets his man - and a love scene....
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615951727
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
  • Publication date: 5/27/2011
  • Series: John, the Lord Chamberlain Mysteries , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 298
  • Sales rank: 116,914
  • File size: 889 KB

Meet the Author

The husband and wife team of Mary Reed and Eric Mayer published several short stories about John, Lord Chamberlain to Emperor Justinian, in mystery anthologies and in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine prior to 1999?s highly acclaimed first full length novel, One for Sorrow. Entries in the series have been honored by a Best Mystery Glyph Award, an honorable mention in the Glyph Best Book category, and was a finalist for the IPPY Best Mystery Award (Two For Joy), nominations for the Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award (Four For A Boy and Five For Silver), and a Glyph Award for Best Book Series (Five For Silver). The American Library Association’s Booklist Magazine named the Lord Chamberlain novels one of its four Best Little Known Series.

The husband and wife team of Mary Reed and Eric Mayer published several short stories about John, Lord Chamberlain to Emperor Justinian, in mystery anthologies and in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine prior to 1999?s highly acclaimed first full length novel, One for Sorrow. Entries in the series have been honored by a Best Mystery Glyph Award, an honorable mention in the Glyph Best Book category, and was a finalist for the IPPY Best Mystery Award (Two For Joy), nominations for the Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award (Four For A Boy and Five For Silver), and a Glyph Award for Best Book Series (Five For Silver). The American Library Association’s Booklist Magazine named the Lord Chamberlain novels one of its four Best Little Known Series.

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  • Posted September 23, 2012

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    Mysteries can be hard to write I would imagine. Believable story

    Mysteries can be hard to write I would imagine. Believable story and characters the reader relates to. One set in the ancient past would be even more difficult with the research and not letting modern-isms get in the way.
    Mary Reed and Eric Mayer did an amazing job with all that it took to make this an intriguing story and mystery.
    John is the Lord Chamberlain to the Emperor Justinian, in charge of the Emperor's Christian court while John worships, dangerously, as a non-Christian. His friend, Leukos Keeper of the Plate, is found murdered. John investigates the many suspects as well as walking the fine line that is the royal court.
    I empathized with John and enjoyed the peek into the past. I absolutely look forward to reading more of this series.

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