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Aristotle Detective AthensBC a city uneasy under the sway of the Macedonian Alexander the Great, now fighting he King of Persia for control of the East In this time of fresh ambition and furtive discontent, an eminent citizen is brutally murderedYoung Philemon, an exile formerly guilty of manslaughter is accused of the bizarre homicide IN his absence his cousin and nearest male relative,year old Stephanos, must conduct Philemon s defence and attempt to clear his family s name of this bloody murderStephanos seeks help from Aristotle, his former teacherand Aristotle turns DetectiveWhy did no one think of this before THE TIMESWit in a first novel is rare enough, and when allied to the skilful unravelling of a murder story set in Ancient Athens it makes us doubly grateful for Aristotle Detective DAILY TELEGRAPHEminently enjoyable COLIN DEXTER


10 thoughts on “Aristotle Detective

  1. Jane Jane says:

    332 B.C The young Athenian, Stephanos, is trying to clear his cousin, Philemon, of a murder accusation Since Philemon has been exiled for manslaughter, Stephanos feels he wasn t even in Athens at the time of the murder He consults Aristotle, who philosophically and logically tries to figure out the solution For the most part, Stephanos does the running around and interviewing while the philosopher offers advice and deductions A red clay pot, an heirloom from the victim s house, and a piece 332 B.C The young Athenian, Stephanos, is trying to clear his cousin, Philemon, of a murder accusation Since Philemon has been exiled for manslaughter, Stephanos feels he wasn t even in Athens at the time of the murder He consults Aristotle, who philosophically and logically tries to figure out the solution For the most part, Stephanos does the running around and interviewing while the philosopher offers advice and deductions A red clay pot, an heirloom from the victim s house, and a piece of horn from a Cretan bow found outside are the first clues After red herrings, attempted murder of Stephanos, and a trip by Aristotle to Corinth, an ingenious solution to the mystery is found and brought out in a courtroom drama Ms Doody wrote this novel in 1978, long before the current trend of mysteries set in ancient Greece I felt this is one of the better in the genre Ms Doody also set me down right in the middle of Greek culture of those times Workings of the Greek legal system and of Aristotle s rhetoric in our modern expression public speaking lessons to Stephanos were fascinating Highly recommended


  2. Carla Carla says:

    I ve stumbled upon this book by chance, as when making an online purchase I was offered the second volume of this series As I do not like to read series starting by the middle, namely in this g


  3. Catherine Mayo Catherine Mayo says:

    Stephanos is a na ve young Athenian in a tight position His father has recently died his only surviving male relative, Philemon has fled into exile after killing a man in a fight his property is


  4. Andrew Andrew says:

    A particular crime novel, set in the streets of ancient Athens, during the expansion of Alexander the Great While Stefanos, young and inexperienced, as the eldest son of his late father Nichiarco


  5. Donna Donna says:

    For the first half of this book, Aristotle is a detective in the same way as Nero Wolfe detecting from his armchair Later he goes out to seek some answers himself Stephanos, his former student, is


  6. Brad Lyerla Brad Lyerla says:

    ARISTOTLE DETECTIVE is a fun, straightforward mystery novel set in Athens during the reign of Alexander of Macedonia Margaret Doody appropriates Aristotle, arguably the second greatest of all philo


  7. Rachel Burton Rachel Burton says:

    This was marvellous I love detective stories and I especially love detective stories set in well researched history As a Classicist by formal eduction I ve been looking for something set in Ancient


  8. Alex Alex says:

    Having missed the vast majority of references and allusions, suitable appreciation of this book is precluded by my ignorance of ancient Greece One could spend hours looking up terms and names, if onl


  9. Kris Kris says:

    The first in a series set in Classical Athens where the philosopher Aristotle investigates mysteries with his young friend, Stephanos Excellent historical research, engaging characters, interesting my


  10. Hayes Hayes says:

    3.5 Stars fun and well written The series looks promising Will definitely continue.


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