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Seven for a Secret

(2008)
(The seventh book in the John the Lord Chamberlain Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
Who killed the mosaic girl? As Lord Chamberlain, John spends his days counseling Emperor Justinian while passing the small hours of night in conversation with the solemn-eyed little girl depicted in a mosaic on his study wall. He never expected to meet her in a public square or afterwards find her red-dyed corpse in a subterranean cistern. Had the mysterious woman truly been the model for the mosaic years before as she claimed? Who was she? Why had she sought John out? Who wanted her dead -- and why?The answers seem to lie among the denizens of the smoky streets of that quarter of Constantinople known as the Copper Market, where artisans, beggars, prostitutes, pillar saints, and exiled aristocrats struggle to survive within sight of the Great Palace and yet worlds distant. John encounters a faded actress, a patriotic sausage maker, a sundial maker who fears the sun, a religious visionary, a man who lives in a treasure trove, and a beggar who owes his life to a cartload of melons. Before long he suspects he is attempting to unravel not just a murder but a plot against the empire. Or is John really on a personal quest, to find the reality behind the confidante he thought existed only in his own imagination? Is there such a thing as truth in a place where people live on memories, dreams, and illusions? Even if there is, can John push aside the shadows and find the truth in time?

Genre: Historical Mystery

Used availability for Mary Reed and Eric Mayer's Seven for a Secret

Hardback Editions

March 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Seven for a Secret: A John the Eunuch Mystery (John, the Lord Chamberlain Mysteries)
Author(s): Mary Reed, Eric Mayer
ISBN: 1-59058-489-9 / 978-1-59058-489-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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Paperback Editions

January 2013 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Seven for a Secret
Author(s): Mary Reed
ISBN: 1-4587-3115-4 / 978-1-4587-3115-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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April 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Seven For A Secret (John, the Lord Chamberlain Mysteries)
Author(s): Mary Reed
ISBN: 1-59058-704-9 / 978-1-59058-704-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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November 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Seven for a Secret (EasyRead Comfort Edition)
Author(s): Mary Reed
ISBN: 1-4587-3114-6 / 978-1-4587-3114-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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November 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Seven for a Secret (EasyRead Edition)
Author(s): Mary Reed
ISBN: 1-4587-3113-8 / 978-1-4587-3113-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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November 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Seven for a Secret (EasyRead Large Bold Edition)
Author(s): Mary Reed
ISBN: 1-4587-3112-X / 978-1-4587-3112-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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November 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Seven for a Secret (Volume 1 of 2) (EasyRead Super Large 18pt Edition)
Author(s): Mary Reed
ISBN: 1-4587-3117-0 / 978-1-4587-3117-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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November 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Seven for a Secret (Volume 1 of 2) (EasyRead Super Large 20pt Edition)
Author(s): Mary Reed
ISBN: 1-4587-3118-9 / 978-1-4587-3118-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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November 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Seven for a Secret (Volume 1 of 2) (EasyRead Super Large 24pt Edition)
Author(s): Mary Reed
ISBN: 1-4587-3147-2 / 978-1-4587-3147-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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November 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Seven for a Secret (Volume 2 of 2) (EasyRead Super Large 18pt Edition)
Author(s): Mary Reed
ISBN: 1-4587-3140-5 / 978-1-4587-3140-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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November 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Seven for a Secret (Volume 2 of 2) (EasyRead Super Large 20pt Edition)
Author(s): Mary Reed
ISBN: 1-4587-3141-3 / 978-1-4587-3141-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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November 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Seven for a Secret (Volume 2 of 2) (EasyRead Super Large 24pt Edition)
Author(s): Mary Reed
ISBN: 1-4587-3156-1 / 978-1-4587-3156-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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February 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Seven For a Secret (John, the Lord Chamberlain Mysteries)
Author(s): Mary Reed
ISBN: 1-59058-490-2 / 978-1-59058-490-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Seven for a Secret (The John the Lord Chamberlain Mysteries)
Author(s): Mary Reed, Eric Mayer
ISBN: 1-72131-594-2 / 978-1-72131-594-9
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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April 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Seven for a Secret: A John the Eunuch Mystery
Author(s): Mary Reed, Eric Mayer
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Seven for a Secret: A John the Eunuch Mystery
Author(s): Mary Reed, Eric Mayer
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2008 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Seven for a Secret (John the Lord Chamberlain Mystery, Book 7)(Library Edition)
Author(s): Mary Reed, Eric Mayer
ISBN: 1-4332-1163-7 / 978-1-4332-1163-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Seven for a Secret (John the Lord Chamberlain Mystery, Book 7)(Library Edition)
Author(s): Mary Reed, Eric Mayer
ISBN: 1-4332-1164-5 / 978-1-4332-1164-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2008 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Seven for a Secret (John the Lord Chamberlain Mystery, Book 7)
Author(s): Mary Reed, Eric Mayer
ISBN: 1-4332-1165-3 / 978-1-4332-1165-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Seven For a Secret (John the Lord Chamberlain Book 7)
Author(s): Mary Reed, Eric Mayer
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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