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The Tomb of Zeus (Laetitia Talbot Series #1)

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    For readers of historical mysteries and armchair time travelers

    In 1927 wealthy Laetitia Talbot comes to Crete to sponsor a dig. Famous archeologist Theo Russell directs the patron to the Mountain of Juktas to a location he already selected where he believes THE TOMB OF ZEUS is buried. Laetitia takes an instant dislike to the pushy man, but adores his wife Phoebe.------------- Before going to the village of Kastelli where the team will be based for the dig, Phoebe escorts Laetitia to the ruins of Knosses where her new friend suffers a fainting spell and is brought back to her villa. There are sores all over Phoebe¿s legs that Laetitia believes come from wearing tight boots. Shortly afterward Phoebe is found dead in her room an apparent suicide. Laetitia does not believe the woman killed herself, especially when she learns Phoebe was pregnant but not carrying Theo¿s child. Instead the site patron digs amongst the ruins of lives to uncover the murderous truth.----------------- Readers of historical mysteries and armchair time travelers will thoroughly enjoy this wonderful whodunit. Besides the vivid look at Crete during the golden age of archeology, fans will ponder whether the heroine is wrong as there are few suspects with a motive to kill Phoebe increasingly suicide seems right yet Laetitia stubbornly believes otherwise based on her short time with the woman. Barbara Cleverly explores the culture of Crete in great depth so that her audience can fully visualize what was back in ancient time and what was in 1927-28 an era used as a setting in modern literature for great female sleuths (Phryne Fisher and Maisie Dobbs) and now amateur sleuth fans have one more.--------- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Excellent Archaeological Mystery

    This is the first book I have read by Cleverly, and I am sorry that I waited so long. The characters are fascinating and well-developed, the setting is well-crafted, and the mystery is intriguing. Plus, it is filled with scenes from Greek and Cretan mythology.

    Highly recommended to fans of Elizabeth Peters and Lyn Hamilton. -- lyradora

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    Ares cabin

    Ares cabin is here ~kelly

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    Good book.

    Good solid murder mystery with an intriguing new (to me) main charactor. I will probably read #2 in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2010

    Fun new detective

    Unusual setting and a fun feminist detective. I will continue to enjoy this series.

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  • Posted April 18, 2010

    Surprisingly Good

    I gave this book four stars because I thought it started out a bit slow for my taste but I stuck with it and was not disappointed in the end. There wasn't a lot of daring-do which is more toward what I like but there was mayhem and and plenty of drama. Just when I thought I had it all figured out another twist was introduced so it kept me guessing all the way to the end. I enjoy an archeological theme and there was plenty of that to keep me interested as well. I am planning to read the next installment and I am adding this series to my favorites list.

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