Death on Delos

Death on Delos

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"Greece, 545 BC: It is illegal to die on the sacred isle of Delos. It's also illegal to give birth there. Yet when murder is committed, the only available detective to solve the crime is the priestess Diotima, and she is heavily pregnant. Delos is the holy birthplace of the divine twins Apollo and Artemis, and it is an island in crisis. Not only has murder tainted the holy sanctuary, but there are about a thousand Athenian troops on the island. The army is led by the statesman Pericles and has come to take away the treasury of the Delian League, the defense fund of the Greeks against the Persian Empire. The holy people are in uproar. The Athenians are exasperated. The High Priest of the Delian Apollo is not amused. To cap it off, Diotima's husband and fellow detective, Nicolaos, is implicated in dodgy dealings that link him to the murder. Somehow Diotima must find the killer, calm the island, and. oh, yes. have a baby"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Crime, Inc., [2017]
ISBN: 9781616958213
Branch Call Number: MYS Corby, G 100.7 2017
Characteristics: 329 pages : map ; 22 cm


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SFPL_danielay Nov 01, 2018

Not only are you not allowed to die on Delos, it is also illegal to give birth there. So when a murder happens and heavily pregnant priestess Diotima and her husband as tasked to investigate, things get tricky. This is the 7th in a mystery series set in ancient Greece but you can read it without previous knowledge of the series and you might learn more about ancient Greece in the process.

Nov 10, 2017

Gary Corby is one of my favorite authors. His books are sprinkled with humor and cute banner between the characters, and he holds true to history. They have twists and turns that keep you guessing until the end, then you think ‘Oh, I should have figured that out’. At the end of the book, he gives you insights as to what was happening during that time in Greece, but not in a teacher sort of way, just short comments that make the experience of the book more enjoyable.


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