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
'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