Murder on Olympus

Murder on Olympus

by Robert B. Warren




Library Journal Science Fiction/Fantasy Debut of the Month (April 2013)

Reimagining the Greek Gods of Olympus and placing them on modern Earth, this urban fantasy novel focuses on Plato Jones, who, after a stint with the Olympic Bureau of Investigation, is through with the Gods and their political games. While at first glance the Gods of Olympus are as different from one another as salt is from sugar, and despite their bickering, they share a universal bond, a thread of commonality that unites them: they’re all jerks. Against Plato’s protests, he’s drawn into a murder investigation where the murderer’s targets are the Gods themselves. Plato has cracked some tough cases: exposing cheating spouses, capturing treasonous heretics, and hunting three-headed dogs, but this time he’s in over his head. How can he solve a crime that’s impossible to commit? And what chance does Plato—a mere mortal—have against something powerful enough to kill a God?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985023065
Publisher: Dragonfairy Press
Publication date: 04/11/2013
Series: Plato Jones
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Robert B. Warren is the author of the Plato Jones series. He lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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Murder on Olympus 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
WolfFaerie17 More than 1 year ago
Plato Jones is a former OBI(Olympus Bureau of Investigation) officer and now private investigator. The God Hermes shows up at Plato's office demanding that Plato work a case for the Gods. Someone is killing gods and goddesses. Plato flatly refuses to take the case and Hermes says this isn't the last you'll hear from us. Plato's case about missing gorgon takes an interesting twist that leads directly into the murdered gods and goddesses. Plato's best friend is Demigod Hercules(Herc) is worried that his wife Hebe will be next and wants to hire Plato. Who is responsible for gods and goddesses deaths? Will Plato take the case? Your answers await you in Murder on Olympus. I found this book completely fascinating because I love mythology. This is kinda what would the world be like if the gods, goddesses, and demigods actually existed. I loved the mystery and suspense woven through out the whole book. I liked Plato's stance against not working with the gods and goddesses again after the last time. I had to laugh at Plato's ex-wife Alexis because she really was kind of transparent in her desires and feelings towards Plato. I will definitely be on the lookout for more books in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is exceptional, a must read!
gaele More than 1 year ago
Someone or something is killing the children of Zeus and Hera, and finding the truth requires our hero, Plato Jones, Private Investigator to delicately dance with notoriously techy and arrogant Gods.   Robert Warren has penned a super start to a fun series that will delight readers of mysteries! Plato Jones, Private Investigator, used to work for the government’s super specialized investigative agency. After leaving over a disagreement with policy decisions, he is struggling to make ends meet with his barely-solvent private investigative services for public hire.  A rather smart-mouthed, wisecracking character who defines himself as a larger and hairier version of a rat, pointy nose, sticky out teeth and ears: his self-deprecation and speak first think later attitude is as endearing to a reader as it is dangerous for him.  With Hercules as a best friend, Hermes as a boss, Aries as a self-proclaimed partner and repeated assassination attempts, close-mouthed witnesses, a gorgon and an ex-wife who won’t be happy unless or until he begs her to take him back, this story has multiple elements that all weave together into a well thought out and plotted book.  The author also used his chapter breaks with a great deal of cleverness: each chapter is quick and brief, and appears to follow a simple plot-point formula. This format does give the reader a sense that each chapter provides a finished step toward the conclusion, and the chapters do just fly by, as this book was incredibly difficult to put down.   A series of twists that explore several avenues and provide a long list of potential suspects, several showdowns that range from uncomfortable to deadly, never ending wisecracks from Plato and a few odd situations added to the mix – this is a story that was both fun AND entertaining to read, with a distinct voice and style provided by the author.  As the first of a prospective series – this is a wonderful start.  I received an eBook from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review for I am, Indeed.  I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.  
Bubwolf More than 1 year ago
A good mystery with a dose of wry humor