Death Comes By Amphora: A Mystery Novel of Ancient Athens

Death Comes By Amphora: A Mystery Novel of Ancient Athens

by Roger Hudson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781514277553
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/17/2015
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

I chose to set my mysteries in ancient Athens in 461BC because it was an exciting time with lots of dramatic events. Democrats were taking over from rule by the rich and the surge of creativity in the arts that led to the Golden Age of Athens was beginning. Along with this went plenty of rivalry, anger, greed, fraud and political dirty tricks - fascinating. I found I needed three detectives to investigate in this complex society - young Lysanias, his elderly slave Sindron and his murdered uncle's young widow Philia

I live in Drogheda on the river Boyne in Ireland, a large historic town 30 miles north of Dublin with my wife Sheila. At the end of our street is a massive stone barbican or gatehouse, the only survivor of the medieval town walls. The most ancient of the many historic and pre-historic sites in nearby Boyne Valley is Newgrange, the oldest man-made structure in Europe, even older than the pyramids and well before the time of my novel.

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Death Comes By Amphora: A Mystery Novel of Ancient Athens 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Tangen More than 1 year ago
ancient, greece, amateur-sleuth, murder-investigation Read on September 27, 2016 Excellent mystery set in ancient Greece with relatable characters and an interesting glimpse into life of the time. The imagery and attention to detail enhanced the suspense and kept me engrossed. Publisher's blurb is actually useful.