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Head of Zeus
Disappearance of a Scribe
18 Jan 2022 * EBOOK * £5.99 * 9781800249752

As Cleopatra rebuilds Alexandria, her new Eye of Isis must solve a case that will lead to secrets, conspiracy and danger far beyond her ken.

Fiction / FV (Historical Fiction)
Extent: 336 pages
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Death of an Eye
Theft of an Idol
Also in Eye of Isis series
Disappearance of a ScribeEye of Isis, 2by Dana Stabenow

In this exquisite, absorbing historical mystery, Tetisheri, confidant of Queen Cleopatra, must solve a troubling case in ancient Alexandria.

Alexandria, 47BC. Cleopatra – seventh of her name, avatar of the goddess Isis, ruler of the Kingdom of Egypt – watches over her city. The war is over, but Alexandria has suffered in its wake. Caesar has returned to Rome, and the queen must restore her city and her kingdom to their former greatness.

But now a body has been found floating upright at the bottom of the sea, anchored by a weight around its feet. It's the second corpse to be found this way, and with a city to rebuild and a kingdom to keep in line, Cleopatra cannot allow any more murders to interfere. So she sets Tetisheri – her Eye and closest confidant – to make things right. As she delves deeper into the mystery, Tetisheri will discover secrets, conspiracy and danger far beyond her ken...

Reviews for Dana Stabenow:

'Outstanding' Washington Post
'One of the strongest voices in crime fiction' Seattle Times
'A first-rate talent' Booklist

Dana Stabenow was born in Anchorage, Alaska and raised on a 75-foot fishing tender. She knew there was a warmer, drier job out there somewhere and found it in writing. Her first book in the bestselling Kate Shugak series, A Cold Day for Murder, received an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Follow Dana at

Edgar award-winning, NYT-bestselling author.

A unique and rich historical setting of Ancient Egypt.

MARKET: Diana Gabaldon; Kate Mosse; Wilbur Smith.

'Stabenow brings Alexandria's Hellenistic period to life while demonstrating that murder, methodical detective work, and politically expedient resolutions that fall short of justice are nothing new under the sun. Best known for her series featuring Alaska investigator Kate Shugak, Stabenow is as much at home in ancient Egypt as she is in the Alaskan wilderness' Publishers Weekly

'The characters are fascinating, the descriptions gorgeous, the plot swift-paced and the dialogue convincing. Hooked by chapter one, I couldn't put it down' Historical Novels Review

'A brilliant read... The history was fascinating' Beauty and Lace

'The first adventure for Tetisheri neatly sets the scene for what promises to be an entertaining series' BBC History.
'One of the strongest voices in crime fiction' Seattle Times.
'Stabenow is blessed with a rich prose style and a fine eye for detail. Outstanding' Washington Post.
'Crime fiction doesn't get much better than this' Booklist.
'For rich, idiosyncratic settings and engaging characters [...] let me recommend Dana Stabenow'
Diana Gabaldon

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