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Five For Silver

(2004)
(The fifth book in the John the Lord Chamberlain Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
From Publishers Weekly
Reed and Mayer surpass last year's fine Four for a Boy with this superb fifth entry in their series to feature smart, determined and credibly human sleuth John the Eunuch, Lord Chamberlain to the Emperor Justinian. In the year 542, in the plague-stricken city of Constantinople, John's aged servant, Peter, has an angelic vision telling him that Gregory, a close friend from his army days, has been murdered. Distraught, Peter asks John to find the killer. Verifying that Gregory has indeed been stabbed to death, John proceeds to interview everyone who may be connected to the crime from lawyers to doctors, from prostitutes to a holy fool who dances with the dead in the streets, perhaps the most striking of several memorable supporting characters. Peter's falling ill and the return home of John's daughter complicate a riveting plot that never dips into melodrama. Not just a chilling backdrop, the plague that runs rampant through the city, afflicting rich and poor alike, is linked to the murder. The conflict between Christians and pagans adds further weight to this sterling historical page-turner.
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Genre: Historical Mystery

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January 2013 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Five for Silver
Author(s): Mary Reed
ISBN: 1-4587-2889-7 / 978-1-4587-2889-0 (Canada edition)
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March 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Five For Silver (John, the Lord Chamberlain Mysteries)
Author(s): Mary Reed
ISBN: 1-59058-268-3 / 978-1-59058-268-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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October 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Five for Silver: Easyread Comfort Edition
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ISBN: 1-4587-2887-0 / 978-1-4587-2887-6 (Canada edition)
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October 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Five for Silver: Easyread Edition
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ISBN: 1-4587-2885-4 / 978-1-4587-2885-2 (Canada edition)
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October 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Five for Silver: Easyread Large Bold Edition
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ISBN: 1-4587-2884-6 / 978-1-4587-2884-5 (Canada edition)
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October 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Five for Silver: Easyread Super Large 18pt Edition
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ISBN: 1-4587-2891-9 / 978-1-4587-2891-3 (Canada edition)
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October 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Five for Silver: Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition
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ISBN: 1-4587-2904-4 / 978-1-4587-2904-0 (Canada edition)
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October 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Five for Silver: Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition: 1
Author(s): Mary Reed
ISBN: 1-4587-2892-7 / 978-1-4587-2892-0 (Canada edition)
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October 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Five for Silver: Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition
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ISBN: 1-4587-2900-1 / 978-1-4587-2900-2 (Canada edition)
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October 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Five for Silver: Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition: 1
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ISBN: 1-4587-2894-3 / 978-1-4587-2894-4 (Canada edition)
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March 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Five for Silver: A John the Eunuch Mystery
Author(s): Mary Reed, Eric Mayer
ISBN: 1-59058-112-1 / 978-1-59058-112-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Five For Silver (John the Lord Chamberlain Book 5)
Author(s): Mary Reed, Eric Mayer
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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