The Singer From Memphis

The Singer From Memphis

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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..
Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Crime, c2016
ISBN: 9781616956684
1616956682
Branch Call Number: FIC Corb
Characteristics: 332 pages ; 22 cm

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angloNorman
Mar 01, 2017

Amusing, intriguing, historical mystery! Great series! I look forward to the next one.

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merlinsilver
Nov 07, 2016

TERRIFIC !!!! The way Corby weaves real history into the plot is ingenious. Not only do you have an interesting, fast paced plot, but get to read about things that actually happened without it sounding like a stuffy history lesson. Then Corby tells you in a final chapter about what is real and what deviated from history. Corby has a great sense of humor and I always want to read more of his books.

Fast moving adventure mystery harks back to the days of Greeks and Egyptians and Persia. Chaos on the high seas and in the tombs, and very readable history slipped in on the way! Also the singer from Memphis is no less than royalty!

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