Eater of Souls

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Ballantine Books, 1998 - Fiction - 276 pages
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Someone--or something--is slaying innocent persons on the night streets in the royal city of Memphis. Frightened citizens believe it is the gruesome work of the Devourer, the eater of souls, one of the most fearsome gods in the Egyptian pantheon. Even Lord Meren, the Eyes and Ears of Pharaoh, is baffled by this series of horrific crimes whose victims have only one thing in common: the grisly manner of their deaths.

Is the evildoer truly the Devourer, risen from the netherworld, or just a mere mortal? Between Lord Meren and the truth lie dangerous mysteries--in the city's back alleys and in the bosom of his own noble family. . . .

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User Review  - saturnloft - LibraryThing

Ancient Egyptian detective Meren finds himself on the trail of an unknown killer in the gripping 4th book of the Lord Meren mysteries. To make matters creepier, the killer seems to resemble a particularly nasty monster from Egyptian myth. A solid addition to the series. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

When the boy pharaoh Tutankhamen wants to know who poisoned Nefertiti, Great Royal Wife of Akhenaten, Tutankhamen's heretic predecessor on the Egyptian throne, he naturally turns to Lord Meren, his ... Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Lynda S. Robinson holds a Ph.D. in anthropology, with a concentration in archaeology, from the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of three earlier Lord Meren mysteries: Murder in the Place of Anubis, Murder at the God's Gate, and Murder at the Feast of Rejoicing. In addition to her crime fiction, she also writes romance novels under the name Suzanne Robinson. She lives in Texas.

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