After thirteen-year-old Imhotep’ s architect father, Kaneferw, is inexplicably killed on a construction site, Imhotep learns that his father’ s business profits have gone missing. Forced to work in a grisly abattoir to make ends meet, Imhotep discovers that Ahmose, his father’ s apprentice, is mysteriously connected not only to the missing funds but also to a grandiose plot orchestrated by the terrorist Sons of Atum to overthrow the king. When a family friend, in whom he has confided, is suddenly poisoned, Imhotep knows that time is running out— both to seek justice for his murdered father and to save the royal family from a bloody coup. Threatened at every turn, Imhotep must use all of his wiles to outwit his enemies, protect his family, and save the realm. Deftly navigating the twists and turns of ancient Egypt, Murder in Mennefer is a timeless tale of deceit, devotion, and intrigue.
A.L. Sirois is a ghostwriter, developmental editor, and graphic artist. His first book was a children's book, DINOSAUR DRESS UP, published in 1992 by William Morrow. He has also published science fiction, fantasy, and horror, with occasional works of mainstream fiction.
"A tense, suspense-filled novel that digs deep into popular Egyptology. What couldn’t Imhotep do? He built pyramids, practiced medicine, became deified, but as a teenager he solved crimes. A feast for literary YA historical fiction and crime-solving minds alike that also begs the question, what can’t author Sirois do?"—Chris Bauer, author of two series: Max Fender Maximum Risk series and Blessid Trauma Crime Scene Cleaners series
"Murder in Mennefeer is a wonderfully weird and devious novel! Great characters, lots of surprising twists, and a new take on ancient history! Readers will absolutely love this!"—Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author of Rot & Ruin and Mars One