Classical Whodunits

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In this new collection twenty-two writers take up their pens to give an enthralling picture of classical crime. Favourite historical detectives Gordianus the Finder, Decius Metellus and Sister Fidelma rub shoulders with eminent temporary sleuths such as Socrates and that honourable man Brutus, whilst other great names - Augustus, Archimedes, and even the spoilt and beautiful goddess of love, Aphrodite herself - also become enmeshed in terrible and ingenious crimes.
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Overview

In this new collection twenty-two writers take up their pens to give an enthralling picture of classical crime. Favourite historical detectives Gordianus the Finder, Decius Metellus and Sister Fidelma rub shoulders with eminent temporary sleuths such as Socrates and that honourable man Brutus, whilst other great names - Augustus, Archimedes, and even the spoilt and beautiful goddess of love, Aphrodite herself - also become enmeshed in terrible and ingenious crimes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786704187
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/1/1997
  • Pages: 374
  • Product dimensions: 5.17 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Preface: A Murder, Now and Then...
Aphrodite's Trojan Horse 1
Investigating the Silvius Boys 25
The Gateway to Death 37
Death of the King 45
The Favour of a Tyrant 60
The White Fawn 72
The Statuette of Rhodes 96
The Things that are Caesar's 113
Murderer, Farewell 126
A Pomegranate for Pluto 145
The Gardens of Tantalus 171
A Green Boy 192
Mosaic 208
The Brother in the Tree 218
The Ass's Head 237
The Nest of Evil 267
In the Sign, Conquer 276
Last Things 305
Beauty More Stealthy 317
The Poisoned Chalice 346
Sources and Acknowledgements 373
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