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The Athenian murders

Author: José Carlos Somoza
Publisher: London : Abacus, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Athens, Ancient Greece. When the body of a young man is discovered on the slopes of Mount Lycabettus, it is initially assumed that a pack of wolves is responsible for his death. But the truth is not so simple. Tramachus, an aspiring student at Plato's academy, shows no signs of having struggled for his life. It soon becomes apparent that someone left him unconscious and ready to die." "Diogoras, Tramachus' tutor at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Named Person: Plato; Plato.
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: José Carlos Somoza
ISBN: 0349113866 9780349113869 0349116180 9780349116181
OCLC Number: 48236546
Language Note: Translated from the Spanish.
Awards: Winner of CWA Gold Dagger for Fiction 2002 (UK)
Winner of Crime Writers' Association Macallan Gold Dagger Award 2002
Description: 314 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Caverna de la ideas.
Responsibility: José Carlos Somoza ; translated by Sonia Soto.

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* Inside an ancient Greek murder story lives a modern day literary murder mystery.* A brilliant, very entertaining and absolutely original literary mystery, revolving round two intertwined riddles.  Read more...

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This is both a riveting historical novel and a subtle, unpretentious investigation of what happens when writers write and readers read. * SUNDAY TIMES * It works, superbly * INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY * Read more...

 
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