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Mayer, Eric

Works: 52 works in 160 publications in 2 languages and 6,376 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Short stories  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3568, 813.54
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Seven for a secret by Mary Reed( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 467 libraries worldwide
Stumbling upon the body of a woman who had served as a model for the mosaic pictured on his study wall, John, Lord Chamberlain to the Emperor Justinian, searches for clues to her murder in the dark streets of the Copper Market region of Constantinople
Two for joy by Mary Reed( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 460 libraries worldwide
It is now two years after One For Sorrow and John the Eunuch, Lord Chamberlain to the Emperor Justinian, is faced with a new and byzantine problem: why are Constantinople's holy stylites bursting into flames as they stand atop their pillars? His investigations are hampered by a pagan philosophy tutor from his youth and a heretical Christian prophet whose ultimatums threaten to topple the Empire. Then murder strikes close to home and John has only days to find a solution before he, his friends, his Emperor, and the city itself are destroyed. The sumptuous halls of the Great Palace and the riot-torn streets are filled with the same danger and deception. A colorful cast of characters that includes a runaway wife, servants and soldiers, madams and mendicants, a venomous court page and a wealthy landowner or two -- not to mention John's bete noire, the Empress Theodora -- adds texture to this rich, exotic tale of sixth century life and mysterious death
Four for a boy by Mary Reed( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 431 libraries worldwide
In sixth-century Constantinople, John the Eunuch, a Justinian palace slave, is assigned to defend the empire by attempting the daring capture of a murderer responsible for the death of a philanthropist in the Great Church
Three for a letter by Mary Reed( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 401 libraries worldwide
It is 539 AD and as the reconquest of Italy draws toward its close, a pair of eight-year old twins descended from the last Ostrogothic king have become valuable pawns in Emperor Justinian's plans to restore the glory of Rome. Unfortunately, during the performance of a play at a banquet honoring the two young diplomatic hostages, death makes an entrance and claims one brother. Then Empress Theodora's favorite mime vanishes and John, Lord Chamberlain to Justinian, is ordered to find both the missing mime and the murderer. In this third John the Eunuch novel, his investigations are hampered by squabbling courtiers, servants harboring social ambitions, an eccentric host, and an egotistic inventor, not to mention the complications posed by a herd of prophesying goats and a protective whale. His friends the Mithran Anatolius and the excubitor captain Felix only add to John's worries when they fall under the spell of two ambitious women. Can the trio avoid Theodora's wrath as they work to protect a child and stop a heartless killer? It is uncertain whether the solution lies within the villa where all have assembled or back in Constantinople--or in some other world altogether
One for sorrow by Mary Reed( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 397 libraries worldwide
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 the Eunuch, Emperor Justinian{u2019}s Lord Chamberlain, orders 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 ask how the visitors link to the death of Leukos, Keeper of the Plate. An Egyptian brothel keeper and a Christian stylite know more than they are telling{u2026}. In due course, John gets his man {u2013} and a love scene{u2026}
Five for silver by Mary Reed( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and German and held by 387 libraries worldwide
The year is 542, and the bubonic plague has Contantinople firmly in its death dealing grasp. John, the Lord Chamberlain, learns that an old friend of his elderly servant, Peter, has been murdered. Then he learns that the friend was not who Peter thought he was
Eight for eternity by Mary Reed( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
As a political riot breaks out in Constantinople, John, now chamberlain to the emperor Justinian, is tasked with finding two escaped prisoners, each belonging to a different racing faction at the heart of the riots
Six for gold by Mary Reed( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
Emperor Justinian sends his Lord Chamberlain John the Eunuch to Mehenopolis, a remote pilgrim destination that is home to an ancient shrine dedicated to a snake deity, to investigate the killings of local sheep, while back at home in Constantinople, Anatolius must find the killer of a senator, a crime in which John has become the prime suspect
Nine for the devil : a John the Lord Chamberlain mystery by Mary Reed( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
The year is 548 and Empress Theodora is dead of disease. Or so everyone in Constantinople, capital of the Roman Empire, believes. Everyone except Emperor Justinian, who orders John, his Lord Chamberlain, to find her murderer or suffer the consequences
Murder in Megara by Mary Reed( Book )
5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
"John, former Lord Chamberlain to Emperor Justinian, has been exiled from Constantinople to a rustic estate John has long-owned in Greece, not far from where he grew up. But exile proves no escape from mystery and mayhem. The residents of nearby Megara make it plain John and his family are unwelcome intruders. His overseer proves corrupt. What of the other staff--and his neighbors? Before long, John finds himself accused of blasphemy and murder. Now a powerless outsider, he's on his own, investigating and annoyingly hampered by the ruthless and antagonistic City Defender who serves Megara as both law enforcer and judge. Plus there's that corrupt estate overseer, a shady pig farmer, a servant's unwelcome suitor, a wealthy merchant who spends part of his time as a cave-dwelling hermit, and the criminals and cutthroats populating such a seedy port as Megara. Complicating matters further are two childhood friends whose lives have taken very different paths, plus the stepfather John hated. John realizes that in Megara, the solution to murder does not lie in the dark alleys where previous investigations have taken him, but in a far more dangerous place--his own past. Can he find his way out of the labyrinth of lies and danger into which he has been thrust before disaster strikes and exile turns into execution?" --
Seven for a secret by Mary Reed( file )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Lord Chamberlain spent 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 or afterwards, to 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?
Ten for dying : a John the Lord Chamberlain mystery by Mary Reed( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
In 548 CE Constantinople and Emperor Justinian, distraught from the death of Empress Theodora, has exiled John, the Lord Chamberlain. At the Church of the Holy Apostles, an Egyptian magician tries to raise the empress from the dead. As the unholy ceremony explodes into chaos, supposed demons vanish into the darkness with one of the city's holiest relics, a fragment of the shroud of the Virgin. Felix, Captain of the Palace Guard, is selected as John's successor. Already juggling his gambling debts, political maneuverings, and an ambitious new mistress, Felix is charged with finding the missing relic, as well. But before Felix's investigation even begins, someone deposits a corpse at his house. A botched attempt to dispose of the body leaves Felix looking suspect. To make matters worse, it seems as if half the city wants to possess the relic, see Felix dead--or both. If only Felix's friend, the shrewd John, were still in the city, but the former Lord Chamberlain has already sailed for Greece. Now Felix enters a fight for his very survival, a crucible in which he cannot cannot tell friend from foe--or worldly dangers from the supernatural
Eight for eternity : a John the Lord Chamberlain mystery by Mary Reed( file )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
In January 532 mobs ruled Constantinople, capital of the Roman Empire. Against a murderous backdrop lit by raging fires, John, Chamberlain to Emperor Justinian, must find those seeking to use the Nika Riots to dethrone the emperor. But are the ringleaders still in the city or even alive? Porphyrius, the most famous charioteer of his time, may know more than he tells about the mysterious disappearance of two men under imperial guard. What roles are a pair of brothers with a distant claim on the throne playing? Does a headstrong young girl hold the key to the mystery? With the fate of the empire at stake, will General Belisarius and his armed troops side with the rioters or remain loyal to Justinian? To some the riots portend the end of the empire, to others the end of the world itself. John must untangle a web of intrigue in a city where death holds court at every corner before the escalating violence in the streets removes all hope of finding those he seeks
Bound by mystery : celebrating 20 years of Poisoned Pen Press by Donis Casey( Book )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
In celebration of their 20th anniversary, Poisoned Pen Press commissioned original short stories from thirty-five of its authors, past and present
Nine for the Devil by Mary Reed( file )
10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
The year is 548, and Empress Theodora is dead of disease. Such is the belief of everyone in Constantinople, capital of the Roman Empire-everyone except Emperor Justinian, who orders John, his Lord Chamberlain, to find her murderer or suffer the consequences. There is no sign of foul play, but many of the aristocrats at the imperial court had good reason to want Theodora dead. Suspects include General Artabanes, forced to occupy a house with an unloved wife, and Justinian's cousin Germanus, who has seen his career blocked. Also suspect are Antonina and her husband General Belisarius, enraged by Theodora's attempt to marry their daughter to her grandson by compelling the young couple to live together. Could the exiled and much hated former tax collector, John the Cappadocian, have played a role? Might Gaius, palace physician, have tampered with Theodora's medication? Pope Vigilius, who was detained in the capital due to a religious controversy, is not above suspicion. Even friends of John the Lord Chamberlain are acting strangely, including Anatolius, the lawyer, and Felix, captain of the palace guards. As if it isn't difficult enough to seek a murderer who seems to be a figment of the emperor's grief-deranged imagination, John must also grapple with domestic upheavals. His daughter, living on an estate outside of the city, is about to give birth, and his aging servant, Peter, is dying. Will John be able to serve justice, his loved ones, and the emperor?
Study of a high voltage ion engine power supply : NASA grant NAG3-1576 by Thomas A Stuart( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Putting general education to work : the key competencies report ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Employment-related key competencies : a proposal for consultation ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Immigration : some issues for discussion by Eric Mayer( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
The body in the mithraeum : a death in Byzantium short story by Mary Reed( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
DEATH IN BYZANTIUM: At the heart of what is left of the Roman Empire, lies a city simmering with intrigue & treachery. Amid this maelstrom stands John, a slave who has risen to become the right hand of Justinian, the greatest of Byzantium's emperors. With violence and murder commonplace, it is John's skills as an investigator that the Emperor prizes the most. But the emperor is not a sentimental man. Nor is he a patient one. John's position is precarious: one misstep and his enemies may have him. And if they don't, the emperor himself almost certainly will. Byzantium AD 533: In a secret unde
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