The Marathon Conspiracy by Gary Corby audiobook

The Marathon Conspiracy

By Gary Corby
Read by Erik Davies

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The Athenian Mysteries : Book 4

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Nicolaos, Classical Athens’sfavorite sleuth, and his partner in investigation, the clever ex-priestessDiotima, have taken time out of their assignments to come home to get married.But if Nico was hoping they would be able to get hitched without a hitch, hewas overly optimistic. When they arrive in Athens, there’s a problem waitingfor them. The Sanctuary of Artemis isthe ancient world’s most famous school for girls. When one of the children iskilled, apparently by a bear, and another girl disappears in the night, Diotima’schildhood teacher asks her former pupil to help them. Diotima is honor-bound tohelp her old school. Meanwhile a skull discoveredin a cave not far from the sanctuary has proven to be the remains of the lasttyrant to rule Athens. The Athenians fought the Battle Marathon to keep thisman out of power. He was supposed to have died thirty years ago, in farawayPersia. What are his remains doing outside the city walls? Nico’s boss, the greatAthenian statesman Pericles, wants answers, and he wants Nico to find them. What makes it all so ominousis that the skull was discovered by the two students of the Sanctuary ofArtemis who are dead and missing. What does a decades-deadtyrant have to do with two young girls? Where is the missing child? Is a killerbear really lurking beyond the walls of Athens? And who is the mysteriousstranger who is trying to kill Nico and Diotima? Can the sleuths solve theinterlocked crimes and save a child before their wedding?

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Summary

Summary

Nicolaos, Classical Athens’sfavorite sleuth, and his partner in investigation, the clever ex-priestessDiotima, have taken time out of their assignments to come home to get married.But if Nico was hoping they would be able to get hitched without a hitch, hewas overly optimistic. When they arrive in Athens, there’s a problem waitingfor them.

The Sanctuary of Artemis isthe ancient world’s most famous school for girls. When one of the children iskilled, apparently by a bear, and another girl disappears in the night, Diotima’schildhood teacher asks her former pupil to help them. Diotima is honor-bound tohelp her old school.

Meanwhile a skull discoveredin a cave not far from the sanctuary has proven to be the remains of the lasttyrant to rule Athens. The Athenians fought the Battle Marathon to keep thisman out of power. He was supposed to have died thirty years ago, in farawayPersia. What are his remains doing outside the city walls?

Nico’s boss, the greatAthenian statesman Pericles, wants answers, and he wants Nico to find them.

What makes it all so ominousis that the skull was discovered by the two students of the Sanctuary ofArtemis who are dead and missing.

What does a decades-deadtyrant have to do with two young girls? Where is the missing child? Is a killerbear really lurking beyond the walls of Athens? And who is the mysteriousstranger who is trying to kill Nico and Diotima? Can the sleuths solve theinterlocked crimes and save a child before their wedding?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The Marathon Conspiracy is a fast-paced, enjoyable murder mystery that will make readers laugh and think in equal measure.” Sydney Morning Herald
“This will have the wealth of historical mystery buffs jumping up and down for joy…so well-written you will feel as if you are truly part of the Ancient World. As with Corby’s other works, the tale is full of humor, suspense-filled plots, subplots, and characters that are unforgettable. It is no overstatement to say that Corby most definitely knows his history backwards and forwards, providing stories that are beyond exciting.” Suspense Magazine
“The future of democracy itself is on the line in Corby’s outstanding fourth historical set in ancient Greece…Everything works in this installment—the detective business, the action sequences, the plot twists, and the further development of the series lead.” Publishers Weekly (starred review, PW Pick)
“Corby serves up a bubbly cocktail of clear history, contemporary wit, and heart-stopping action. Fans of Steven Saylor’s Gordianus the Finder series should love Corby’s works.” Booklist (starred review)
“Displaying historical humor at its best, this is Corby’s fourth in his classical Greek series.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Gary Corby

Author Bio: 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. Corbylives 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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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 12.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English