Read Five for Silver by Mary Reed Eric Mayer Online

five-for-silver

The year is 542. While plague stalks Constantinople, an angel sets John the Eunuch on the trail of a human killer.Peter, John's elderly servant, claims a heavenly visitor revealed a murder to him. It transpires Peter's old army friend has indeed been stabbed, but then John discovers that Gregory was not what he appeared to be.Is the solution to the mystery to be found in aThe year is 542. While plague stalks Constantinople, an angel sets John the Eunuch on the trail of a human killer.Peter, John's elderly servant, claims a heavenly visitor revealed a murder to him. It transpires Peter's old army friend has indeed been stabbed, but then John discovers that Gregory was not what he appeared to be.Is the solution to the mystery to be found in a hidden identity, in the will made by a dying ship owner with a wayward son, or perhaps even amid the oracles in the merchant's garden?John's quest leads him to churchmen and whores, lawyers and bear trainers. Suspects include a dealer in dubious antiquities, a resourceful bookseller, a court poet fixated on bereavement, and a holy fool who outrages the city by dancing with the dead and invading the empress' private bath.Only a man of unbending principle could hope to find justice in a terrified city where the good and the bad are struck down indiscriminately, where disorder rules, and where witnesses may die before they can be questioned. A city, in short, where death is the murderer's accomplice....

Title : Five for Silver
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 9781590581124
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 259 Pages
Status : Available For Download
Last checked : 21 Minutes ago!

Five for Silver Reviews

  • Anna Bergmark
    2019-04-27 06:01

    The plague must be the main character of this installment. The look of it, the smell of it, the sheer horror of it. Yes. Having finished the book I can still remember the plague. But the plot..?The plot was so pointless I kept forgetting it while turning from one page to another. It simply would not stick, however hard I tried. Instead I struggled to find a speck of interest in other things, like Anatolius' romantic endeavors, but it was no use. The story was as dull as dodo droppings.One measly anorexic star to a book so meager and thin that it seemed endless. An oxymoron you say? Yeah. I sure was an oxy moron for not quitting halfway in. I could of have read something more exciting instead. Like the telephone directory.(Six more installments to go, binge bought. Oh, deary, deary me! I'm beginning to dread this!)

  • Andrea
    2019-05-15 09:52

    The year is 542. Peter, John the Lord Chamberlain's elderly servant, claims a heavenly visitor revealed a murder to him. It transpires that Peter's old army friend has indeed been stabbed, but then John discovers that Gregory was not what he appeared to be. Is the solution to the mystery to be found in a hidden identity, in the will made by a dying ship owner with a wayward son, or perhaps even amid the oracles in a merchant's garden. Five for Silver is set in Constantinope against the backdrop of the plague. It is an extemely well written mystery with loads of terrific historical detail and well developed characters you come to care about. The details on the plague will give you the chills just imagining what it must have been like to live thru it. An elaborately plotted mystery that will leave you guessing, speculating and trying to solve it until the very end. Just when you think you have finally figured it out....you haven't! A must read mystery that will send you scrambling for the first four in this dynamite series.

  • Margareth8537
    2019-05-04 05:11

    I am enjoying this series, and gradually catching up on them. Can't remember where I first saw them mentioned, but the setting is beautifully done, and I like the way in which John's background is gradually filling in