By Norman Russell
While well known archaeologist Professor Roderick Ainsworth reveals an old Roman temple of Mithras in London's Clerkenwell, his occupation is determined to be topped with a knighthood. Thena younger analytical chemist is murdered within the temple, and conditions recommend a ritural homicide. at the similar day, a wealthy producer is located slaughtered at Carshalton. back, proof issues to ritual sacrifice.
Has the invention of the Mithraeum revived a dormant cult of Mithras?
Set in past due Victorian instances, Depths of Deceit is the 6th novel that includes Detective Inspector field of Scotland backyard and Sergeant Knollys, who jointly probe into the pro lives of Roderick Ainsworth and his lethal rival, Sir Charles Wayneflete, to discover the dreadful fact concerning the Mithras murders.
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Extra info for Depths of Deceit (Inspector Box, Book 6)
If someone told you to think of a number, I know what number you’d think of. You don’t believe me? I’ll prove it to you. Think of any number up to a thousand—the first number that comes to your mind. Picture it. Now see how well I know your secrets. Open the little envelope. Gurney uttered a noncommittal grunt and looked inquiringly at Mellery, who had been staring at him intently as he read. ” “Hmm. ” Clearly Mellery had not thought of it that way. “If what you mean is, did I think of a number, yes, I did.
It grew into a series of lectures that I gave at a dozen other Unitarian churches, and the lectures turned into my first book. The book became the basis of a three-part series for PBS. Then that was distributed as a set of videotapes. “A lot of stuff like that happened—a stream of coincidences that carried me from one good thing to another. I was invited to do a series of private seminars for some extraordinary people—who also happened to be extraordinarily wealthy. That led to the founding of the Mellery Institute for Spiritual Renewal.
The contact between them had been less frequent, less significant, less friendly than Mellery’s words suggested. But he got the impression that Mellery had chosen his words carefully—that despite its simplicity, the note had been written and rewritten, pondered and edited—and that the flattery, like everything else in the letter, was purposeful. But what was the purpose? The obvious one was to ensure Gurney’s agreement to a face-to-face meeting and to engage him in the solution of whatever “mystery” had arisen.
Depths of Deceit (Inspector Box, Book 6) by Norman Russell