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Poison is a Woman's Weapon

Empress Irini Series, Volume 2

Poison is a Woman’s Weapon sees Irini of Athens, the only Byzantine empress who sat on the throne in her own right, gain power by murdering her male relatives—nothing that any male emperor hadn’t done before. Les mer

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Poison is a Woman’s Weapon sees Irini of Athens, the only Byzantine empress who sat on the throne in her own right, gain power by murdering her male relatives—nothing that any male emperor hadn’t done before. Janet McGiffin takes us on a thrilling adventure through the perils of medieval Constantinople, led by the indefatigable young nun Thekla through whose eyes we experience the streets, churches, monasteries, food, and smells. The glory of the Great Palace and the suffering of the common folk are brought to life with a deft and knowledgeable hand.

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Forlag
Scotland Street Press
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9781910895740
Utgivelsesår
2023
Format
20 x 13 cm

Om forfatteren

Janet McGiffin divides her time between her apartment in Manhattan, her family in Washington State, and her friends in Athens, Greece. She was born in Fairfield, Iowa into a newspaper family and learned to write copy as a teenager by writing obituaries for the Ellensburg Daily Record in Washington state. After university, she worked for the Milwaukee Health Department where she gained first-hand knowledge for her best-selling mystery series published by Fawcett Press, NY, featuring Doctor Maxine St. Clair, an ER doctor in an inner-city hospital. She worked as a press officer for the Washington state senate, then moved to Athens, Greece where she wrote grant proposals for small non-profit women's organizations in Mediterranean countries. She also wrote a humor column for the Athens News newspaper with field archaeologist Adrian Vrettos, wrote two English language easy readers for Cambridge University Press, UK, and a series of hiking articles for greecetravel.com. She researched her Byzantine-era Empress Irini Series through extensive travel in Greece, followed by six months of research at the Bodleian libraries in Oxford, England. She enjoys hiking in Greece, England, Wales, and Scotland.

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