The Poisoner of Ptah: A Story of Intrigue and Murder Set in Ancient Egypt

The Poisoner of Ptah: A Story of Intrigue and Murder Set in Ancient Egypt

by P. C. Doherty

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ISBN-13: 9781466834002
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 02/19/2008
Series: Ancient Egypt Mysteries , #6
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 706,442
File size: 470 KB

About the Author

P.C. Doherty is the author of several acclaimed mystery series including The Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan, the Hugh Corbett medieval mysteries, and the Canterbury Tales of mystery and murder. He lives in England.


P.C. DOHERTY is the author of several acclaimed mystery series including The Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan, the Hugh Corbett medieval mysteries, and the Canterbury Tales of mystery and murder. He lives in England.

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Poisoner of Ptah: A Story of Intrigue and Murder Set in Ancient Egypt 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1478 B.C. Pharaoh Hatusu rules Egypt with a firm but gentle hand. She feels no major internal threats to her keeping the throne in spite of her gender. Her biggest concerns come from outside her kingdom as foreign rulers assume she is weak because she is female. Still, she negotiates peace treaties with her royal peers for the betterment of her nation.---------- While working on a treaty with Libya, three Egyptian scribes die apparently by poison. Hatusu directs her Chief Judge in the Hall of Two Truths Lord Amerotke to uncover the identity of the killer. The prime suspect is Rekhet, who just escaped from incarceration having been sent to prison for life for royal poisonings. Amerotke finds a link between Rekhet and the Libyans that makes him wonder if the foreigners are negotiating in bad faith.------------ The Lord Amerotke Ancient Egypt investigations continue to be some of the best whodunits on the market. The latest tale THE POISONER OF PTAH is an excellent entry both as a mystery and as a historical thriller. Amerotke is terrific as he holds the story line together with his investigation while the support cast helps bring to life Ancient Egypt and to a degree Libya through its delegation. This series (see THE ASSASSINS OF ISIS, THE MASK OF RA, HORUS KILLING and THE SLAYERS OF SETH) remains top of the line.--------- Harriet Klausner
FMRox on LibraryThing 5 days ago
Judge Amerotke must find the person who is responsible for several poisonings in Thebes before he (or the Pharaoh Queen) becomes one of the next victims.Another great tale by Doherty. I am so glad that he has added another supporting character to the cast. The stories continue to have great plots with surprising twists and turns throughout. Ancient Egypt continues to be and engaging backdrop for these tales.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish there were more books in this series.