The Horus Killings : A Story of Intrigue and Murder Set in Ancient Egypt Paperback
by Paul Doherty
After the death of her husband Pharoh Tuthmosis II, Hatusu has confounded her critics by winning a great battle against the Mitanni.
Aided by her lover, Senenmut, she is determined that all sections of Egyptian society should accept her as the first Pharaoh-Queen of Egypt - an acceptance that needs the favour and support of the priests.
When a spate of killings takes place in the Divine Temple of Horus, the naturally superstitious priests interpret this as a sign of the Gods' disapproval of Hatusu's rule of Egypt.
The royal city turns once again to respected judge Amerotke to find the truth.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, map
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 01/04/2000
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780747260769
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Review by wyvernfriend
This is the second book in Amerokte, a priest of Ma'at, who investigates killing and other offences like this as a priest of order. It's in the period of Hatusu, a female pharoah in the 18th Dynasty and evokes the world and period. The priests are to determine if it's right that Hatusu is pharoah as a woman, and suddenly some of them start to die.It's an interesting series with some interesting characters, it possibly needed some reminders of who people were and why they were as it was a while since I read the last book so my brain didn't quite catch up for a while. The mystery was fairly twisted and involved and I enjoyed the read,.