There is something rather remarkable about the blurbs on this back cover. Every one of them is starred.Read More
One of my colleagues in crime is Dana Cameron. Dana is a for-real professional archaeologist, but in her odd spare moments she also writes murder mysteries and supernaturals.
Almost inevitably one of her detectives is an archaeologist, called Emma Fielding, whose first adventure is called Site Unseen.
Site Unseen has been picked up and made into a movie for television!
Site Unseen is coming out from Hallmark in only a few days. If you want to see an archaeological detective written by someone who actually knows archaeology, this is your big chance.
Dana by the way has the most amazing New England accent, which people outside the US don't typically hear. She should totally be doing podcasts.
Death on Delos is the seventh adventure for Nicolaos and Diotima, and as you can tell from the cover, Diotima is slightly pregnant!
I won't summarize the book for you, because the highly esteemed Publishers Weekly has done a sterling job of describing the opening disasters in their review, which you will find to the right.
You might notice it's a starred review. It's also the seventh straight starred review for this series. That's kind of a big thing in the publishing world.
Here is the Publishers Weekly review for The Singer From Memphis. It is a starred review!
The astonishing thing is, the Athenian Mysteries have now earned six starred reviews in a row.
If you would like to see what happens when a classical Greek PI finds himself in ancient Egypt in the company of a budding history writer named Herodotus, then this might be the book for you.
"Corby’s trademark blend of humor, fascinating historical detail, and accessible presentation of the politics of the time has never been better."
The Singer from Memphis
Gary Corby. Soho Crime
Early in Corby’s exceptional sixth novel set in ancient Greece (after 2015’s Deus Ex Machina ), Pericles, the most powerful man in Athens, asks Nicolaos, “the only private agent” in the city-state, to accompany the historian Herodotus on a trip to Egypt.
Ostensibly, Nicolaos will serve as a bodyguard, but his real mission is to aid Egyptians rebelling against Persian rule. The rebels’ leader, Inaros, who claims to be descended from the last pharaoh, has asked for a “man of cunning and resource” to help take the city of Memphis, the last stronghold controlled by the enemy.
Pericles shares his suspicions with Nicolaos that Herodotus may be a spy in the employ
of the Persians. Later, pirates almost scuttle the journey to Egypt, and Nicolaos nearly loses his client to a master Spartan assassin. Eventually, Nicolaos must solve a murder, but this is more spy thriller than whodunit.
Corby’s trademark blend of humor, fascinating historical detail, and accessible presentation of the politics of the time has never been better.
Janet Reid, FinePrint Literary. (May)
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