The Marathon Conspiracy (Athenian Mystery #4) (Paperback)

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The rollicking fourth book in the Nicolaos and Diotima mystery series set in Classical Athens.

Nicolaos, Classical Athens's favorite sleuth, and his partner in investigation, the clever priestess Diotima, have taken time off to come home and get married. But hoping to get hitched without a hitch proves overly optimistic: A skull discovered in a cave near the Sanctuary of Artemis, the ancient world's most famous school for girls, is revealed to be the remains of the Hippias, the reviled last tyrant to rule Athens. The Athenians fought the Battle of Marathon to keep this man out of power; he was supposed to have died thirty years ago, in faraway Persia. What are his remains doing outside the city walls? Nico's boss, the great Athenian statesman Pericles, wants answers, and he orders Nico to find them. Worst of all, one of the two Sanctuary students who discovered the skull has been killed, and the other is missing. Can the sleuths solve the interlocked crimes before their wedding?

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

is the author of four other Athenian mysteries: The Pericles Commission, The Ionia Sanction, Sacred Games, and Death Ex Machina. He lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and two daughters. He blogs at A Dead Man Fell from the Sky, on all things ancient, Athenian, and mysterious. From the Hardcover edition.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781616955359
ISBN-10: 161695535X
Publisher: Soho Crime
Publication Date: March 10th, 2015
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Athenian Mystery