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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Mayer, Mary Reed Narrator: James Adams Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The John the Lord Chamberlain Mysteries Release Date:
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As Lord Chamberlain, John spent his days counseling Emperor Justinian while passing the small hours of night in conversation with the solemn-eyed little girl depicted in a mosaic on his study wall. He never expected to meet her in a public square—or afterwards, to find her red-dyed corpse in a subterranean cistern. Had the mysterious woman truly been the model for the mosaic years before, as she claimed? Who was she? Who wanted her dead and why? The answers seem to lie among the denizens of the smoky streets of that quarter of Constantinople known as the Copper Market, where artisans, beggars, prostitutes, pillar saints, and exiled aristocrats struggle to survive within sight of the Great Palace and yet worlds distant. Before long, John suspects he is attempting to unravel not just a murder but also a plot against the empire.

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  • “The authors get everything right in their latest historical. The story is fast paced, the tensions between characters well portrayed; the ending leaves the reader clamoring for more.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “The plotting is clever and the climax dramatic. Historical mystery lovers will welcome this investigator to the roster of able historic sleuths.”

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  • “A compelling crime novel.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathyred | 3/14/2010

    " Set in Constantinople in the reign of Justinian just after the plague, Lord Chamberlain John encounters the mysterious model for his favorite mosaic in his study. Then he finds her murdered body. Or did he? It makes me want to read about this era in history, as I don't know much about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bryan | 3/31/2009

    " I had actually read this book before but couldn't remember some of the plot. Still goo second time around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathyred | 5/15/2008

    " Set in Constantinople in the reign of Justinian just after the plague, Lord Chamberlain John encounters the mysterious model for his favorite mosaic in his study. Then he finds her murdered body. Or did he? It makes me want to read about this era in history, as I don't know much about it. "

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About the Author

Mary Reed and Eric Mayer, husband and wife, published several short stories in anthologies and in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. Their first full-length novel, One for Sorrow, featuring John the Lord Chamberlain, appeared in 1999 and began the mystery series that won the 2005 Glyph Award for Best Book Series. The American Library Association’s Booklist magazine in 2003 named the series as one of its four Best Little-Known Series.