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The Right Hand of Amon Mass Market Paperback – Nov 1 1997
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About the Author
Lauren Haney, a former technical editor in the aerospace and international construction industries, is the author of four ancient Egyptian mysteries featuring Lieutenant Bak: The Right Hand of Amon, A Face Turned Backward, A Vile Justice, and A Curse of Silence. She lives in Sante Fe, New Mexico, and travels to Egypt at every opportunity.
Top Customer Reviews
I must admit to really being conflicted on this book. There were so many mentions of previous crimes that Bak had solved, I was sure I was jumping in in the middle of the series. Yet everywhere I've looked has led me to believe this is the first book. It started out very slowly, and I was tempted to stop a time or two. But I pressed on, and it got better as it went along. I think part of my problem getting into the book was the strange character and place names. Fortunately, there was a cast of characters and area map at the beginning I used for the first half of the novel to keep all those strange names straight. By the end, I had come to like Bak and was drawn into his quest of find the killer.
I'm being generous and giving this four starts because I did enjoy the second half of the book, and I'll give the author another try. Hopefully, later books in the series start stronger and are more enjoyable over all.
I recommend this to any who enjoy historical whodunnits.
Most recent customer reviews
For those [with unfavorable comments]....how many historical mysteries have you written and published? Read morePublished on March 27 2001
Although I read the book to the end, it was a struggle. The characters were superficial, the background descriptions unsatisfying and the denouement not particularly gripping. Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2001 by Kris
I could barely get through this book. Everything was padded to novel length when the content deserved little more than short story treatment. Read morePublished on March 21 1999
A murder mystery which, pleasantly, takes a non-traditional approach. The writing left me hearing, seeing and smelling ancient Eygpt. Read morePublished on Nov. 5 1998
Lauren Haney has done an excellent job of catching the reader's attention in this first book. The characters are believable and complex; the details are scholarly but not... Read morePublished on May 8 1998 by Biography Fan
Ms Haney has done much research to make the settings as accurate as possible. The novel helps one to feel as if they were in this setting. This book is hard to put down. Read morePublished on March 15 1998 by email@example.com