REVIEW: Disappearance of a Scribe by Dana Stabenow

Dana Stabenow’s latest, Disappearance of a Scribe, is a murder mystery set in Ancient Egypt. Which as the local Classics nerd I was very intrigued by from the get go – there are not many historical novels set in Ancient Egypt compared to other periods, and especially not murder mysteries. This is a follow-up to 2018’s Death of an Eye – and I should admit here that I haven’t read the first book, thinking that, like most murder mysteries, this would be fairly standalone. Disappearance of a Scribe is set in the reign of Cleopatra, and takes place in the famed city of Alexandria – though sadly the Great Library is already a relic of the past and not a centre of learning anymore.