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Aristotle and Poetic Justice

(2002)
(The second book in the Aristotle and Stephanos series)
A novel by

 
 
330BC: it is the year that Alexander the Great sacked Persepolis and won the greatest fortune the world had ever known. The night of the Silent Dinner when Athens placates the spirits of the dead passes with a creeping mist accompanied by eerie portents and a strange disappearance, Stephanos, son of Nikiarkhos and his teacher, the philosopher Aristotle, are drawn into solving the perplexing abduction case of Anthia, the heiress of a prominent silver merchant. Someone has snatched her from her home, but what is the motive: rape, a forced marriage or murder? All that is known is that the abductor and the heiress are on the road to Delphi and its ancient oracle. Stephanos and Aristotle pursue them but along the way there are plenty of distractions: it's spring time and the country is full of reborn life, the thought of romance and marriage is never far from young Stephanos' mind, and rumours of mysterious strangers passing in the night abound, of disguises and swapping of identity. Then the actuality of murder shatters the idyll. It seems that there is a psychopath on the road pursuing abductor and heiress. But who the abductor is and who the murderer is are mysteries that only Aristotle with the aid of the Delphian oracle will be able to solve.

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Used availability for Margaret Doody's Aristotle and Poetic Justice

Hardback Editions

May 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: Aristotle And Poetic Justice (Aristotle Detective)
Author(s): Margaret Doody
ISBN: 0-7126-1560-1 / 978-0-7126-1560-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Aristotle and Poetic Justice: An Aristotle Detective Novel
Author(s): Margaret Doody
ISBN: 0-226-13198-X / 978-0-226-13198-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
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April 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Aristotle And Poetic Justice (Aristotle and Stephanos Novels)
Author(s): Margaret Doody
ISBN: 0-09-943558-6 / 978-0-09-943558-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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Kindle Editions

March 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Aristotle and Poetic Justice: An Aristotle Detective Novel
Author(s): Margaret Doody
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Availability: Amazon