Athens, 461BC.  A dead man falls from the sky, landing at the feet of a surprised Nicolaos.

It doesn't normally rain corpses.  This one is the politician Ephialtes, who only days before had turned Athens into a democracy.

Rising young statesman Pericles commissions Nicolaos to find the assassin.  Nico walks the mean streets of Classical Athens in search of a killer, but what's really on his mind is how to get closer - much closer - to Diotima, an intelligent and annoyingly virgin priestess, and how to shake off his irritating twelve year old brother, Socrates . . .

Author

Gary Corby

Gary Corby has long been fascinated by ancient history, finding it more exciting and bizarre than any modern thriller.  He's combined the ancient world with his love of whodunits, to create an historical mystery series set in Classical Greece.  Gary 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.

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Series: The Athenian Mysteries

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1
2010
Blog Currently Reading - The Pericles Commission, Gary Corby
Karen Chisholm
Monday, June 27, 2011
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9780143205913
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