Ten for Dying: A John the Lord Chamberlain Mystery

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It's a hot summer night in 548 CE Constantinople and Emperor Justinian, distraught from the death of his Empress Theodora, has exiled John, the Lord Chamberlain. At the Church of the Holy Apostles, an Egyptian magician tries to raise the empress from the dead. As the unholy ceremony explodes into chaos, supposed demons vanish into the darkness with one of the city’s holiest relics, a fragment of the shroud of the Virgin. Felix, Captain of the Palace Guard, is selected as John’s successor. Already juggling his gambling debts, political maneuverings, and an ambitious new mistress, Felix is charged with finding the missing relic, as well.

But before Felix’s investigation even begins, someone deposits a corpse at his house. A botched attempt to dispose of the body leaves Felix looking suspect. To make matters worse, it seems as if half the city wants to possess the relic, see Felix dead―or both. If only Felix’s friend, the shrewd John, were still in the city, but the former Lord Chamberlain has already sailed for Greece.

Now Felix enters a fight for his very survival, a crucible in which he cannot cannot tell friend from foe―or worldly dangers from the supernatural.

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""The husband and wife team of Mary Reed and Eric Mayer co-author the award-winning John, Lord Chamberlain historical mysteries set in 6th century Byzantium. The American Library Association's Booklist Magazine named the Lord Chamberlain novels one of its Best Little Known Series and the books have received starred reviews from Booklist, Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly, most recently from the latter for Nine For the Devil, ninth in the series.""

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[A] spot-on recreation of the political and bureaucratic climate of the times. (Publishers Weekly)

Ten for Dying: A John, the Lord Chamberlain Mystery

Mary Reed and Eric Mayer. Poisoned Pen, $24.95 (304p) ISBN 978-1-4642-0227-8

Reed and Mayer mix things up a bit with their 10th whodunit set in Constantinople during the reign of Emperor Justinian (after 2012's Nine for the Devil). In the wake of the murder of the emperor's wife, Theodora, which John solved in the last book, the chamberlain has been dismissed from his position, and decides to start a new life in Greece. That decision leaves his friend Felix, a captain of the place guard, to solve a series of crimes. Bizarre circumstances surround the theft of a relic kept in the Church of the Holy Apostles: the thief left behind 30 frogs, sacred to an Egyptian god, and a scarab beetle on top of Theodora's sarcophagus. The case is complicated by witness reports of demons and Felix's discovery of a corpse, under potentially compromising circumstances. The authors offer a lighter tone to go along with their new lead sleuth, although it's unclear who will be featured in the next installment. (Mar.) (Publishers Weekly)

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