The Singer from Memphis (An Athenian Mystery)
A historical murder mystery adventure that stretches from Classical Athens to Egypt in the footsteps of the first historian, Herodotus! Nicolaos, the only private investigator in ancient... show more
A historical murder mystery adventure that stretches from Classical Athens to Egypt in the footsteps of the first historian, Herodotus! Nicolaos, the only private investigator in ancient Athens, discovers that helping an author with his book research can be very dangerous. The would-be author Herodotus has hired Nico and his priestess wife, Diotima, to accompany him to Egypt to research that ancient country’s history. Unfortunately, Egypt happens to be in the throes of a rebellion against the Persian Empire. Pirates infest the sea route. Three different armies roam the Egyptian countryside. The river is full of crocodiles. Everywhere Nico turns, there’s a secret agent ready to kill him, and he can’t find a decent cup of wine anywhere. A simple historical investigation turns into a dangerous adventure of international espionage.
Publish date: 2016-05-17
Publisher: Soho Crime
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
While I don't necessarily find the mysteries in this series to be anything mind blowing, I adore the banter that takes place between characters. The subtle wit is brilliant. I'm a little disappointed the next book in this series will be my last. Read 1/21/2020 - 1/24/2020
This series may not be the greatest series of historical mysteries ever written, but golly, are they fun. This one takes Nico and Diotima off to Egypt. They have been hired by Herodotus to be his bodyguards while he does research for his book (The Histories), which he is afraid no one will ever r...