Mysteries of Ancient Greece

In these historical mystery novels, Nicolaos walks the mean streets of Classical Athens as the city’s only investigating agent. Gary Corby takes us to Ancient Greece at one of the most exciting times in history. In these wonderfully approachable, historically rich detective novels--including The Pericles Commission and The Ionia Sanction--Athens is brought vividly to life.

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The Ionia Sanction
The Ionia Sanction
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"Corby has not only made Greek history accessible—he’s made it first-rate entertainment.” --Kelli Stanley, award-winning author of Nox Dormienda and City of Dragons

Athens, 460 B.C.  Life's tough for Nicolaos, the only investigating agent in ancient Athens.  His girlfriend's left him and his boss wants to fire him.  But when an Athenian official is murdered, the brilliant statesman Pericles has no choice but to put Nico on the job.

The case takes Nico, in the company of a beautiful slave girl, to the land of Ionia within the Persian Empire.  The Persians will execute him on the spot if they think he's a spy.  Beyond that, there are only a few minor problems:

He's being chased by brigands who are only waiting for the right price before they kill him.

Somehow he has to placate his girlfriend, who is very angry about that slave girl.

He must meet Themistocles, the military genius who saved Greece during the Persian Wars, and then  defected to the hated enemy.

And to solve the crime, Nico must uncover a secret that could not only destroy Athens, but will force him to choose between love, and ambition, and his own life.


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Mysteries of Ancient Greece (Volume 2)

Gary Corby

St. Martin's Press

"Corby has not only made Greek history accessible—he’s made it first-rate entertainment.” --Kelli Stanley, award-winning author of Nox Dormienda and City...

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The Pericles Commission
The Pericles Commission
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Nicolaos walks the mean streets of Classical Athens as an agent for the promising young politician Pericles. His mission is to find the assassin of the statesman Ephialtes, the man who brought democracy to Athens and whose murder has thrown the city into uproar. It’s a job not made any easier by the depressingly increasing number of dead witnesses.

But murder and mayhem don’t bother Nico; what’s really on his mind is how to get closer (much closer) to Diotima, the intelligent and annoyingly virgin priestess of Artemis, and how to shake off his irritating twelve year-old brother Socrates.

The Pericles Commission is the first in an exciting new series by first-time novelist Gary Corby, who takes us to Ancient Greece at one of the most exciting times in history. In this wonderfully approachable, historically rich novel, Athens is brought vividly to life in a mystery engaging from the first page to last.

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Mysteries of Ancient Greece (Volume 1)

Gary Corby

St. Martin's Press

Nicolaos walks the mean streets of Classical Athens as an agent for the promising young politician Pericles. His mission is to find the assassin of the statesman Ephialtes, the man who brought...

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