In the seventh in Gary Corby's Athenian Mystery series, Nico and Diotima must solve a murder case while also preparing to have a baby. Set on the sacred island of Delos in 5th century BC, Death on Delos is full of humor and historical intrigue.
Gary Corby 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. He is the author of six other critically acclaimed Athenian mysteries- The Pericles Commission, The Ionia Sanction, Sacred Games, The Marathon Conspiracy, Death Ex Machina, and The Singer from Memphis.
Praise for Death on Delos
"Excellent. Once again, Corby combines an ingenious
whodunit with convincing period detail. This humorous and
educational ancient historical series gets better and better with
each entry. "
--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"Refreshingly original...There's so much to admire here: Corby seamlessly works in Greek myths and history; the details of everyday life, like rituals, coins, and food, are part of the fabric of the mystery; and Nicolaos and Diotima's witty, sexy relationship seems like a BCE version of Nick and Nora Charles. Another outstanding entry in a consistently excellent series."
--Booklist, Starred Review "In his brisk seventh mystery set in the world of ancient Greece, Corby highlights the crackling chemistry between the two leads and provides another helpful, amusing list of characters that includes a description of and a quotation from each of them."
--Kirkus Reviews " The amalgamation of energetic action, amusing characters, and fascinating story lines based on accessible and absorbing historical facts will delight new and old fans alike. Readers who enjoy the ancient world detective series by Lindsey Davis or Steven Saylor may also appreciate this title. "
"All sorts of skullduggery take place . . . Gary Corby has the knack of combining history, humor, and untimely death in a way that's so entertaining readers may never realize that they're learning something. Death on Delos tells a fast-moving story involving the Nick and Nora Charles of ancient Athens. "
--Kittling Books "Packed with interesting historical tidbits. . . highly recommended."
Praise for Gary Corby "Corby blends the history lesson so well into the story that you won't even need a spoonful of sugar."
--San Jose Mercury News "Mysteries that combine funny characters and intriguing crimes with accurate history . . . Will keep readers laughing."
--Shelf Awareness "A fast-paced, enjoyable murder mystery that will make readers laugh and think in equal measure."
--The Sydney Morning Herald "Corby has not only made Greek history accessible--he's made it first-rate entertainment."
--Kelli Stanley, award-winning author of City of Dragons