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The Horus Killings Book Review Summary

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Lord Amerotke is the Chief Judge in the ancient capital of Thebes during the reign of the Pharoh-Queen Hatusu. On the Queen's return from a successful military campaign, she must win the support of the Priesthood.    The senior priests are secretly opposed to a female becoming pharoh but if a historical precedent can be found then they must concede her legitimacy to rule.

It is while they are researching the archives that a vicious killer begins to murder the opposing clerics in the halls of The Temple of Horus. Hatusu orders Amerotke to attend the Temple and uncover the murderer before the common people start to think that the killings are huring her campaign to rule Egypt.
This report prepared by Alan J. Bishop








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   ancient egypt What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   90% Kind of investigator    -   skilled citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   politics Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   government investigator Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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