(From the author):
When a holy stylite is murdered atop his column in full view of Empress Theodora and half of the court, John must find the culprit or take the stylite's place.
Published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November 1998.
Original title: Leap of Faith
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical
Fiction→ Historical→ Asia→ Middle East