Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt is peaceful and prosperous under the dual rule of the Pharaohs Amenhotep III and IV, until the younger Pharaoh begins to dream new and terrifying dreams.

Ptah-hotep, a young peasant boy studying to be a scribe, wants to live a simple life in a Nile hut with his lover Kheperren and their dog Wolf. But Amenhotep IV appoints him as Great Royal Scribe. Surrounded by bitterly envious rivals and enemies, how long will Ptah-hotep survive?

The child-princess Mutnodjme sees her beautiful sister Nefertiti married off to the impotent young Amenhotep. But Nefertiti must bear royal children, so the ladies of the court devise a shocking plan.

Kheperren, meanwhile, serves as scribe to the daring teenage General Horemheb. But while the Pharaoh’s shrinking army guards the Land of the Nile from enemies on every border, a far greater menace impends. 

For, not content with his own devotion to one god alone, the newly-renamedAkhnaten plans to suppress the worship of all other gods in the Black Land.

His horrified court soon realise that the Pharaoh is not merely deformed, but irretrievably mad; and that the biggest danger to the Empire is in the royal palace itself.

Author

Kerry Greenwood

Kerry Greenwood was born in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray and after wandering far and wide, she returned to live there. She has a degree in English and Law from Melbourne University and was admitted to the legal profession on the 1st April 1982, a day which she finds both soothing and significant. Kerry has written twenty novels, a number of plays, including The Troubadours with Stephen D'Arcy, is an award-winning children's writer and has edited and contributed to several anthologies. In 1996 she published a book of essays on female murderers called Things She Loves: Why women Kill. The Phryne Fisher series (pronounced Fry-knee, to rhyme with briny) began in 1989 with Cocaine Blues which was a great success. Kerry has written fifteen books in this series with no sign yet of Miss Fisher hanging up her pearl-handled pistol. Kerry says that as long as people want to read them, she can keep writing them. Kerry Greenwood has worked as a folk singer, factory hand, director, producer, translator, costume-maker, cook and is currently a solicitor. When she is not writing, she works as a locum solicitor for the Victorian Legal Aid. She is also the unpaid curator of seven thousand books, three cats (Attila, Belladonna and Ashe) and a computer called Apple (which squeaks). She embroiders very well but cannot knit. She has flown planes and leapt out of them (with a parachute) in an attempt to cure her fear of heights (she is now terrified of jumping out of planes but can climb ladders without fear). She can detect second-hand bookshops from blocks away and is often found within them. For fun Kerry reads science fiction/fantasy and detective stories. She is not married, has no children and lives with a registered wizard. When she is not doing any of the above she stares blankly out of the window.

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Series: Sherlock Holmes

Review The Lady with the Gun Asks the Questions, Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Friday, November 5, 2021
Review Death in Daylesford, Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Monday, April 12, 2021
Blog 2018 Reading Reminiscences
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 7, 2019
Review Sherlock Holmes, The Australian Casebook, ed Christopher Sequiera
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Blog #amreading Sherlock Holmes, The Australian Casebook, edited by Christopher Sequeira
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Review MURDER AND MENDELSSOHN, Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Blog CR - Murder and Mendelssohn, Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Review IF I TELL YOU... I'LL HAVE TO KILL YOU - Michael Robotham (editor)
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Blog CR - If I Tell You.....
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Blog If I Tell You ... I'll Have to Kill You coming soon
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Review TAMAM SHUD - THE SOMERTON MAN MYSTERY - Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Blog CR - Tamam Shud, Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Monday, February 25, 2013
Review UNNATURAL HABITS - Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Blog CR - Unnatural Habits, Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 14, 2013
Review COCAINE BLUES - Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 30, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Cocaine Blues, Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Review DEAD MAN'S CHEST - Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Review OUT OF THE BLACK LAND - Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Friday, January 7, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Out of the Black Land, Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Monday, November 22, 2010
Review CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC, edited by Stuart Coupe, Julie Ogden & Robert Hood
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Blog Added to MtTBR - Crosstown Traffic Robert Hood, Spies, Lies & Watching Eyes Melissa Chan and Case Reopened Stuart Coupe
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Review FORBIDDEN FRUIT, Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Forbidden Fruit, Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Review MURDER ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT - Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 21, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Murder on a Midsummer Night, Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Review MEANER THAN FICTION - Lindy Cameron (ed)
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Meaner than Fiction, Lindy Cameron
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Review MURDER ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT - Kerry Greenwood
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Saturday, November 1, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - Crosstown Traffic edited by Stuart Coupe, Julie Ogden & Robert Hood
Karen Chisholm
Friday, October 31, 2008
Review SHADOW ALLEY - Lucy Sussex
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 17, 2007
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Review OUT OF THE BLACK LAND - Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Friday, January 7, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Out of the Black Land, Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Monday, November 22, 2010

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