John the Eunuch

9 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 30 ratings

Seven for a Secret Publisher's Summary

As Lord Chamberlain, John spent his days counseling Emperor Justinian while passing the small hours of night in conversation with the solemn-eyed little girl depicted in a mosaic on his study wall. He never expected to meet her in a public square - or afterwards, to find her red-dyed corpse in a subterranean cistern.

Had the mysterious woman truly been the model for the mosaic years before, as she claimed? Who was she? Who wanted her dead and why? The answers seem to lie among the denizens of the smoky streets of that quarter of Constantinople known as the Copper Market, where artisans, beggars, prostitutes, pillar saints, and exiled aristocrats struggle to survive within sight of the Great Palace and yet worlds distant. Before long, John suspects he is attempting to unravel not just a murder but also a plot against the empire.

©2008 Mary Reed and Eric Mayer (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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    • One For Sorrow

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  • Book 7

    • Seven for a Secret

    • A John the Eunuch Mystery
    • By: Mary Reed, Eric Mayer
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    As Lord Chamberlain, John spent his days counseling Emperor Justinian while passing the small hours of night in conversation with the solemn-eyed little girl depicted in a mosaic on his study wall. He never expected to meet her in a public square - or afterwards, to find her red-dyed corpse in a subterranean cistern.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Good

    • By Wadie on 07-21-08

    Regular price: $18.17

  • Book 8

    • Eight for Eternity

    • A John the Lord Chamberlain Mystery
    • By: Mary Reed, Eric Mayer
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In January 532, mobs rule Constantinople, capital of the Roman Empire. Against a murderous backdrop lit by raging fires, John, chamberlain to Emperor Justinian, must find those seeking to use the Nika riots to dethrone the emperor.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Wadie on 10-03-10

    Regular price: $18.16

  • Book 9

    • Nine for the Devil

    • A John the Lord Chamberlain Mystery, Book 9
    • By: Mary Reed, Eric Mayer
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The year is 548, and Empress Theodora is dead of disease. Such is the belief of everyone in Constantinople, capital of the Roman Empire - everyone except Emperor Justinian, who orders John, his Lord Chamberlain, to find 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.

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