Mystery Monday: The Slayers of Seth by Paul Doherty

MysteryMondayMeme02This Mystery Monday features a book from one of the many mystery series by Paul Doherty.  In addition to this Ancient Egypt series, Doherty has written a medieval mystery series featuring Hugh Corbett, a spy for King Edward I in England, a series of stories he calls The Canterbury Tales of Mystery (featuring the knight, the priest, the carpenter, etc.), another series set in medieval times, The Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan (during the reign of Richard II), also a sleuth to be reckoned with, and many other series written under a variety of pseudonyms.

In The Slayers of Seth, Doherty has Pharaoh Hatusu charge her chief judge, Lord Amerotke, with the task of solving the brutal killing of one of Egypt’s great heroes.  Amerotke, already in the middle of another investigation, slowly begins to realize that the deaths are connected.

This mystery is rich with the culture of the gods of ancient Egypt, the various levels of authority, and the knowledge of plants and poisons.  The Slayers of Seth, or the Panthers, were an elite unit of soldiers, loyal to the Pharaoh and devoted to the Egyptian God of Death.  One by one, each member of the unit is being picked off by an assassin wearing a mask of Horus, the brother and sworn enemy of Seth.

PaulDohertyDoherty’s works are well researched, well written, and full of tension and danger.  For people drawn to the mysterious ancient culture of Egypt and who love an intricate plot, this series of seven books will captivate your imagination and transport you to ancient times.  Doherty is an award-winning English author, educator, lecturer and historian. He is also the Headmaster of Trinity Catholic High School, Woodford Green, Essex. (Wikipedia)  The Slayers of Seth: * * * * *


About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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