Two for joy
John the Eunuch, Lord Chamberlain to the Emperor Justinian, is skilled at keeping his footing on the treacherous slopes of court intrigue, but even he may slip when presented with a new and byzantine problem: why would a holy man high atop his pillar spontaneously combust during a thunder storm? Soon, other stylites burn to their deaths. John, still fresh from working a tricky murder case two years earlier in One for Sorrow , finds that his investigations are hampered by a pagan philosophy tutor from his youth and a heretical Christian prophet whose ultimatums threaten to topple the Empire.
Then murder strikes close to home and John has only days to find a solution before he, his friends, the Emperor Justinian, and the city itself are destroyed.
A colorful cast of characters that includes a runaway wife, servants and soldiers, madams and mendicants, a venomous court page and a wealthy landowner or two - not to mention John's b#65533;te noire, theEmpress Theodora - add texture to this rich, exotic tale.
Combustion, Spontaneous -- Fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
John the Eunuch (Fictitious character)
John the Eunuch (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Justinian -- I, -- Emperor of the East, -- 483?-565 -- Fiction
Pillar saints -- Fiction
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|record_details||ils:.b1478872x|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Poisoned Pen Press,|2000.|345 pages : map ; 23 cm.|
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|subject_facet||Byzantium -- History -- Justinian I, 527-565 -- Fiction, Combustion, Spontaneous -- Fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Fiction, Historical fiction, John the Eunuch (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Justinian -- I, -- Emperor of the East, -- 483?-565 -- Fiction, Pillar saints -- Fiction|
|title_display||Two for joy|
|title_full||Two for joy / Mary Reed & Eric Mayer|
|title_short||Two for joy|
|topic_facet||Combustion, Spontaneous, History, John the Eunuch (Fictitious character), Justinian, Pillar saints|