Nine for the Devil: A John the Lord Chamberlain Mystery
The year is 548 and Empress Theodora is dead of disease. Or so everyone in Constantinople, capital of the Roman Empire, believes. Everyone except Emperor Justinian, who orders John, his Lord Chamberlain, tofind her murderer or suffer the consequences.
There is no sign of foul play, but many of the aristocrats at the imperial court had good reason to want Theodora dead. Suspects include General Artabanes, forced to occupy a house with an unloved wife; Justinian's cousin Germanus, who has seen his career blocked; and Antonina and her husband General Belisarius, enraged by Theodora's attempt to marry their daughter to her grandson by compelling the young couple to live together. Could the exiled and much hated former tax collector
As if seeking a murderer who seems to be a gment of the emperor's grief-deranged imagination isn't dif cult enough, John must also grapple with domestic upheavals. His daughter, living on an estate outside the city, is about to give birth, and his aging servant Peter is dying. Will John be able to serve justice, his loved ones, and the emperor?
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Review: Nine for the Devil (John the Eunuch #9)User Review - Jahnabi Roy - Goodreads
Too anticlimactic for me. Read full review
Review: Nine for the Devil (John the Eunuch #9)User Review - Jan - Goodreads
What a fabulous, complicated (as historicals should be) read! The main character is so fascinating in himself, you read to find out more about him. The situation he's thrust into is mysterious and ... Read full review