MURDER IN THE PLACE OF ANUBIS
WHO HAS DARED TO DESECRATE THE SACRED PLACE OF EMBALMING WITH A MURDERED CORPSE?
Pharaoh Tutankhamun orders Lord Meren, his chief
investigator, to find our quickly, before power-mad
priests use the incident to undermine his royal
Everyone is a suspect, for the body belongs to the
notorious scribe Hormin, hated by all who knew him.
However, Lord Meren is no mere courtier but the Eyes
and Ears of the living god. In the terrifying Place of
Anubis, where unquiet spirits dwell, in the sunstruck
city of Thebes, where Hormin's sons and his beautiful
concubine plot, and in the royal court, where
intrigues abound, Lord Meren hunts his quarry, peeling
back the secrets of nobles and slaves in his quest for
the truth. But more important by far is Meren's
responsibility to protect the young Pharaoh from his
enemies-who are no farther away than the length of a
"CHARMING...CLEVER...Features enough robbery, murder
and ka-jacking to satisfy the most modern
tastes...Robinson's research, both criminological and
archaeological, serves her well."
- San Jose Mercury News
"FIRST OF A PROMISING SERIES...Robinson's modern
sensibility shines through the period trappings in the
particularly repellent crime that the murders are
committed to conceal."
- Kirkus Reviews
MURDER AT THE GOD'S GATE
When a priest dies in a mysterious fall from atop a
statue of Tutankhamun, many consider the death a
fateful one for the fourteen-year-old pharaoh and his
Indeed, the Hittites are already at Egypt's borders,
and the enemies of the late heretic pharaoh Akhenaten
have transferred their implacable hatred to the young
pharaoh. Concealed by the luxury of the court at
Thebes lie viciousness, evil, and murder. Not even
Lord Meren - the confidential inquiry agent who must
see to the boy king's safety - can name the master
plotters. But until the enemies of the living god are
destroyed, neither his body nor his soul is safe from
their deadly poison....
"Robinson knowledgeably instructs readers in the
cultural and political life of a fascinating period in
history while entertaining use with a puzzling plot,
accessible characters, and the domestic details of
their daily lives."
- Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
"DELIGHTFUL...Robinson makes ancient Thebes come alive
as she describes the personalities, clothing, golden
jewelry, the intrigue, and the smells of the desert,
the terrors of a hippo hunt."
- San Francisco Examiner
MURDER AT THE FEAST OF REJOICING
The small group gathered at Lord Meren's country house
to celebrate his homecoming is soon to become yet
smaller. Beautiful Anhai, Meren's cousin-in-law, falls
victim to murder - an act of violence as inscrutable
as the sphinx. True, she had myriad lovers and a
scorpion tongue, but why was her body arranged so
meticulously, as if for sleep? The most dreadful
possibility is that the crime has to do with Lord
Meren's awesome undercover mission for the pharaoh,
for which his feast of rejoicing is in part of cover.
This mission cannot, must not, fail. Ruthlessly
stripping bare the deepest secrets of the nest of
cobras who are his nearest relatives, Meren finds the
thread that leads to the truth and the unmasking of a
shocking crime in the court of the living god....
"DELICIOUS...Robinson makes history live and breathe
- The New York Times Book Review
"As Robinson deftly juggles ancient Egyptian political
intrigue and a riveting mystery, she proves again her
mastery of the historical whodunit."
- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
EATER OF SOULS
Someone-or something-is slaying innocent persons on
the night streets in the royal city of Memphis.
Frightened citizens believe it is the gruesome work of
the Devourer, the eater of souls, one of the most
fearsome gods in the Egyptian pantheon. Even Lord
Meren, the Eyes and Ears of Pharaoh, is baffled by
this series of horrific crimes whose victims have only
one thing in common: the grisly manner of their
Is the evildoer truly the Devourer, risen from the
netherworld, or a mere mortal? Between Lord Meren and
the truth lie dangerous mysteries-in the city's back
alleys and in the bosom of his own noble family....
"[AN] EXCELLENT SERIES...Robinson again brings ancient
Egypt alive in all its detailed specificity while
offering a timeless tale of serial killings and the
lust for power."
- Publishers Weekly(starred review)
"Anther entrancing historical...from the author of
Murder at the Feast of Rejoicing."
- Library Journal