One for Sorrow: A John, the Lord Chamberlain Mystery (Hardcover)

A John, the Lord Chamberlain Mystery

By Mary Reed, Eric Mayer

Poisoned Pen Press, 9781890208196

Publication Date: November 1, 1999



Byzantium, capitol of the 6th century Roman Empire, simmers a rich stew of creeds, cultures, and citizens with a sprinkling of cutthroats and crimes. John, Emperor Justinian's Lord Chamberlain, supervises a Christian court while himself observing the rites of Mithra. Thomas, a knight from Britain; Ahasuerus, a soothsayer; and two ladies from Crete stir up events and old memories for John, who must discover how the visitors link to the death of a treasury official.