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by Mary Reed,Eric Mayer

eBook Five for Silver: A John the Eunuch Mystery epub
  • ISBN: 1590581121
  • Author: Mary Reed,Eric Mayer
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press; 1st edition (March 22, 2004)
  • Pages: 259 pages
  • ePUB size: 1431 kb
  • FB2 size 1968 kb
  • Formats doc lit docx mobi


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

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

Mary Reed, Eric Mayer. The one the gossips call John the Eunuch. The young man leaned toward John again. Well, John, at least you don’t have to worry about bringing children into this terrible world.

Mary Reed, Eric Mayer. The young man awoke in the embrace of a suffocating nightmare. A monstrous heaviness bore in on him from above and all sides. His foot came down on a surface which resisted for an instant, then gave way. Wetness trickled into his boot. The invisible mass pinning him shifted with a soughing noise and the weight of the world settled onto his chest. What felt like an elbow or knee dug into the small of his back.

Mary Reed & Eric Mayer also write under Eric Reed. FIVE FOR SILVER is therefore a very personal story. John the Eunuch is one of the most entertaining of the historical mystery series being written today. Series: John, the Lord Chamberlain Mysteries (Book 5). Paperback: 259 pages. Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press (September 30, 2012). If you haven't discovered it yet, you're in for a treat.

Historical and modern mysteries. John the Eunuch series set during Byzantine Roman Empire. Five For Silver won the 2005 Glyph Award for Best Book Series

Historical and modern mysteries. Inspector Dorj in modern Mongolia. Weather, cats, orienteering, Newcastle, interactive fiction. Five For Silver won the 2005 Glyph Award for Best Book Series. In June 2003 the American Library Association's Booklist Magazine named the John the Eunuch novels as one of its four Best Little Known Series. Six For Gold appeared in 2005 and Seven For A Secret in 2008. They are currently writing the as yet untitled eighth novel in the series.

Five for Silver book Is the solution to the mystery to be found in a hidden identity, in the will made by a dying ship owner with a wayward son, or perhaps.

Five for Silver book. While plague stalks Constantinople, an angel sets John the Eunuch on the trail of a human killer. Is the solution to the mystery to be found in a hidden identity, in the will made by a dying ship owner with a wayward son, or perhaps even amid the oracles in the merchant's garden? John's quest leads him to churchmen and whores, lawyers and bear trainers.

Eric Mayer, Mary Reed. It was almost as if Nereus’ oracular bovine were foretelling his visit. ng chickens to a donkey cart. You’ve arrived just in time, Lord Chamberlain. I’m about to embark on a new adventure, since I’m off to the master’s country estate with my charges. I was lucky enough to be able to purchase this cart this morning. Its owner demanded an exorbitant price, but I won’t stay here another night!.

Book in the John the Eunuch Series). by Eric Mayer and Mary Reed. A must read mystery that will send you scrambling for the first four in this dynamite series. Great sense of place in fine historical mystery series.

The year is 542. Book in the John the Eunuch Series). Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 15 years ago. A plague is ripping through Constantinople during the reign of Justinian at the very beginning of the Byzantine Empire.

Книга Five for Silver авторов Мейер Эрик, Mary Reed оценена посетителями КнигоГид, и её. .The friend you’ve spoken about.

Онлайн библиотека КнигоГид непременно порадует читателей текстами иностранных и российских писателей, а также гигантским выбором классических и современных произведений. David Pitt, Booklist (10/01/05), Set in plague-ridden sixth-century Constantinople, Reed and Mayer's captivating sixth John the Eunuch novel (after 2004's Five for Silver) opens dramatically as John, lord chamberlain to Emperor Justinian, flees "excubitors" (. palace guards) in the Hippodrome. Justinian's not-so-nice wife, Theodora, wants John prosecuted for a senator's murder, but the emperor has other ideas and spirits him away to the oasis town of Mehenopolis, Egypt, to look into a strange case of suicidal sheep.

Nine For The Devil A John The Lord Chamberlain Mystery.

Winner, Glyph Award for Best Book SeriesNominee, Bruce Alexander History Mystery Award

In 542, Peter, John the Lord Chamberlain's elderly servant, claims a heavenly visitor revealed a murder to him. It transpires that Peter's old army friend has indeed been stabbed, but then John discovers that Gregory was not what he appeared to be.

John's quest for the truth leads him to churchmen and whores, lawyers and bear trainers. Suspects include a dealer in dubious antiquities, a resourceful bookseller, a court poet fixated on bereavement, and a holy fool who outrages the city by dancing with the dead and invading the empress' private bath....

Comments: (6)
Gavidor
As the plague devastates Constantinople, John investigates the murder of a friend of his servant Peter's, and a young man who resents John makes a play for Hypatia.

Complex and involving, as usual. Reed and Mayer did an amazing job of bringing to life a medieval capital crippled both by disease and fear. I'm not sure I followed all the convolutions of the plot, but the characters are unforgettable and the resolution satisfying. The connection of the book to the title is strained, but I will forgive a lot for a good story.
Gann
I have enjoyed this series and hope the ninth one wasn't the last. I read a lot of historical mysteries and put this one off because I didn't want to read about a eunuch. Having nearly exhausted the genre, I turned to this one and was pleasantly surprised. His condition is handled with delicacy and compassion. I like him and the other characters who inhabit his world of Constantinople.
Ielonere
A wonderful atmospheric mystery. You get the sense of ancient times when Christianity was new and the pagan ways had not yet died out.
Globus
Having bought the series to date, I have been fascinated by investigation without CCT or DNA! Keep them coming, thanks.
Gralinda
A plague is ripping through Constantinople during the reign of Justinian at the very beginning of the Byzantine Empire. So many people are dying that the Emperor has commissioned ships to be filled with bodies, towed to the harbor, and set ablaze. With so many dead, one more wouldn't seem to be a big deal. But John the Eunuch, Lord Chamberland to the Emperor, feels compelled to search for the killer of one man--a longtime friend and former soldier comrad of Peter, John's cook. According to Peter, an angel came, demanding vengence. While John follows Mithra rather than Christianity, he owes his faithful servant the investigation.
In a city being emptied by plague and people fleeing the plague, it's hard to find witnesses but John establishes a possible connection. Gregory, the dead man, had recently witnessed a will. When other witnesses also turn up dead, it seems that John is onto something--but what.
Authors Mary Reed and John Mayer do a wonderful job depicting what was then the greatest and most powerful city in the world. The holy fool, the aspiring poets, the politically savvy and dangerous Empress Theodora, and especially John the Eunuch and his family really come to life.
Reed and Mayer use the mosaic metaphor several times in their book and, in fact, present a bit of a mosaic of Constantinople. Not all of the crimes that John uncovers are connected to one another, but they are connected to the extended family that John has built in the new Rome. FIVE FOR SILVER is therefore a very personal story.
John the Eunuch is one of the most entertaining of the historical mystery series being written today. If you haven't discovered it yet, you're in for a treat.
Pumpit
The year is 542. Peter, John the Lord Chamberlain's elderly servant, claims a heavenly visitor revealed a murder to him. It transpires that Peter's old army friend has indeed been stabbed, but then John discovers that Gregory was not what he appeared to be. Is the solution to the mystery to be found in a hidden identity, in the will made by a dying ship owner with a wayward

son, or perhaps even amid the oracles in a merchant's garden.

Five for Silver is set in Constantinope against the backdrop of the plague. It is an extemely well written mystery with loads of terrific historical detail and well developed characters you come to care about. The details on the plague will give you the chills just imagining what it must have been like to live thru it. An elaborately plotted mystery that will leave you guessing, speculating and trying to solve it until the very end. Just when

you think you have finally figured it out....you haven't! A must read mystery that will send you scrambling for the first four in this dynamite series.
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