The Labyrinth of Osiris

The Labyrinth of Osiris

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Detective Arieh-Ben Roi of the Jerusalem police investigates the murder of a well-known Israeli journalist and discovers a connection to the mysterious death of a 1930s Egyptologist, who had claimed to have uncovered a labyrinth of unfathomable treasures.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2012.
ISBN: 9780802120410
Branch Call Number: FIC SUSSMAN
Characteristics: 552 p. : maps ; 24 cm.


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Sep 20, 2014

I was hoping for yet another book pairing these two, but... :-(

A good read.

Mar 22, 2014

Too bad there won't bee anymore books by this author since he passed away suddenly. His characters were so interesting and human.

Dec 10, 2013

The Labyrinth of Osiris --- by Paul Sussman. What a great book. It’s not set in thw distant past of Egyptian history; there is no excavation of ancient tombs; there are no mummies’ curses. No. Not at all. This is detective novel that sees two detectives, one in Luxor and one in Jerusalem who co-operate, for the most part over the phone and through e-mails to solve a series of seemingly unrelated cases. This novel isn’t so much an “action novel” of bad guys in pursuit of good guys. It isn’t so much the spine tingling of will he get away in time. It isn’t even the hair rising on the back of your neck because odf something evil that this way comes. Now mind you there is all of that. The real nub of this novel is in how it constantly you on, makes you think you’ve got the next part of the novel figured out, aned just then, there’s another quick slight odf the plot and what you thought you’d figured out just isn’t truwe at all. Lots of surprises. And the characters: they are teher in flesh and blood; in three dimensional reality. Engaging.

ChristchurchLib Dec 11, 2012

"Part murder mystery, part thriller, this novel concerns itself with religious clashes and ancient treasures. Set in Jerusalem, it follows Detective Arieh Ben-Roi as he investigates the death of a nosy journalist who has just been found garroted in an Armenian cathedral. With the help of his Egyptian friend Yusuf Khalifa, a Luxor police detective, he discovers connections to a mysterious disappearance in the 1930s, a powerful American mining corporation, and a supposed labyrinth of unfathomable treasures. "A mayhem-rich view of the world through the eyes of mummies and villains, and a lot of fun," says Kirkus Reviews." Thrillers and Suspense December 2012 Newsletter


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