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Death on Delos

(2017)
(The seventh book in the Athenian Mysteries series)
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In the seventh in Gary Corby's Athenian Mystery series, Nico and Diotima must solve a murder case while also preparing to have a baby. Set on the sacred island of Delos in 5th century BC, Death on Delos is full of humor and historical intrigue.

Greece, 454 BC: The sacred isle of Delos, the birthplace of the divine twins Apollo and Artemis, has been a most holy pilgrimage site for centuries. Delos is also home to the military fund kept by the Delian League, the alliance of city-states that defended Greece against the Persians, and that vast treasury is protected only by the priests and priestesses of the tiny isle and a scant armed guard.

Then one day the charismatic Athenian statesman Pericles arrives at the head of a small army to forcibly take the treasury back to the safety of Athens. With him are Nico, the only private agent in ancient Athens, and his heavily pregnant wife and partner in sleuthing, the priestess Diotima. She has been selected to give this year's annual offering to holy Artemis.

In the face of righteous resistance from the priests, Pericles assigns Nico to bribe their leader. But before he can get very far with this dubiously unholy task, Nico ends up with a murder on his hands.

It is a crime against the gods to die or be born on the sacred island. Thanks to the violence over the treasury, the first blasphemy has already been committed. Can Nico solve the murder and get Diotima off the island before they accidentally commit the second?

Genre: Mystery    

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Used availability for Gary Corby's Death on Delos

Hardback Editions

July 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death on Delos (An Athenian Mystery)
Author(s): Gary Corby
ISBN: 1-61695-821-9 / 978-1-61695-821-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

July 2018 : USA Paperback

Title: Death on Delos (An Athenian Mystery)
Author(s): Gary Corby
ISBN: 1-61695-948-7 / 978-1-61695-948-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

July 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Death on Delos
Author(s): Gary Corby
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death on Delos (An Athenian Mystery)
Author(s): Gary Corby
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA