Eric Mayer

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The husband and wife team of Eric Mayer and Mary Reed published several short stories about John, Lord Chamberlain to Emperor Justinian, in mystery anthologies and in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine prior to 1999’s highly acclaimed first full length novel, One for Sorrow. Entries in the series have been honored by a Best Mystery Glyph Award, an honorable mention in the Glyph Best Book category, and was a finalist for the IPPY Best Mystery Award (Two For Joy), nominations for the Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award (Four For A Boy and Five For Silver), and a Glyph Award for Best Book Series (Five For Silver). The American Library Association’s Booklist Magazine named the Lord Chamberlain novels one of its four Best Little Known Series.


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Six for Gold: A John, the Lord Chamberlain Mystery #6

At the very time John desperately needs to clear himself of accusations he murdered a senator in the Hippodrome, the Emperor Justinian sends him to discover why sheep in a remote Egyptian village are cutting their own throats.

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