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The Marathon Conspiracy [electronic Resource]

By Gary Corby

The rollicking fourth book in the Nicolaos and Diotima mystery series set in Classical Athens.

Nicolaos, Classical Athens's favorite sleuth, and his partner in investigation, the clever ex-priestess Diotima, have taken time out of their assignments to come home to get married. But if Nico was hoping they'd be able to get hitched without a hitch, he was overly optimistic. When they arrive in Athens, there's a problem waiting for them.

The Sanctuary of Artemis is the ancient world's most famous school for girls. When one of the children is killed, apparently by a bear, and another girl disappears in the night, Diotima's childhood teacher asks her former pupil to help them. Diotima is honor-bound to help her old school.  

Meanwhile a skull discovered in a cave not far from the sanctuary has proven to be the remains of the last tyrant to rule Athens. The Athenians fought the Battle Marathon to keep this man out of power. He was supposed to have died thirty years ago, in faraway Persia. What are his remains doing outside the city walls?  

Nico's boss, the great Athenian statesman Pericles, wants answers, and he wants Nico to find them.

What makes it all so ominous is that the skull was discovered by the two students of the Sanctuary of Artemis who are dead and missing.

What does a decades-dead tyrant have to do with two young girls?  Where is the missing child?  Is a killer bear really lurking beyond the walls of Athens? And who is the mysterious stranger who's trying to kill Nico and Diotima? Can the sleuths solve the interlocked crimes and save a child before their wedding?


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Author: Corby, Gary
Summary: Nicolaos, Classical Athens's favorite sleuth, and his partner in investigation, the clever ex-priestess Diotima, have taken time out of their assignments to come home to get married. But if Nico was hoping they'd be able to get hitched without a hitch, he was overly optimistic. When they arrive in Athens, there's a problem waiting for them. The Sanctuary of Artemis is the ancient world's most famous school for girls. When one of the children is killed, apparently by a bear, and another girl disappears in the night, Diotima's childhood teacher asks her former pupil to help them. Diotima is honor-bound to help her old school. Meanwhile a skull discovered in a cave not far from the sanctuary has proven to be the remains of the last tyrant to rule Athens. The Athenians fought the Battle Marathon to keep this man out of power. He was supposed to have died thirty years ago, in faraway Persia. What are his remains doing outside the city walls' Nico's boss, the great Athenian statesman Pericles, wants answers, and he wants Nico to find them. What makes it all so ominous is that the skull was discovered by the two students of the Sanctuary of Artemis who are dead and missing. What does a decades-dead tyrant have to do with two young girls' Where is the missing child' Is a killer bear really lurking beyond the walls of Athens' And who is the mysterious stranger who's trying to kill Nico and Diotima' Can the sleuths solve the interlocked crimes and save a child before their wedding'
Title: The marathon conspiracy [electronic resource] / Gary Corby.
Publisher Date: New York : Soho Crime, 2014.
Subject: Diotima (Legendary character) -- Fiction. Hippias, -490 B.C. -- Fiction. FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical. Nicolaos (Fictitious character : Corby) -- Fiction. Private investigators -- Greece -- Athens -- Fiction. Girls -- Crimes against -- Fiction. Missing children -- Fiction. Skull -- Fiction. Greece -- History -- Athenian supremacy, 479-431 B.C. -- Fiction.
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Format: Ebook
Author: Corby, Gary.
Summary: Nicolaos, Classical Athens's favorite sleuth, and his partner in investigation, the clever ex-priestess Diotima, have taken time out of their assignments to come home to get married. But if Nico was hoping they'd be able to get hitched without a hitch, he was overly optimistic. When they arrive in Athens, there's a problem waiting for them. The Sanctuary of Artemis is the ancient world's most famous school for girls. When one of the children is killed, apparently by a bear, and another girl disappears in the night, Diotima's childhood teacher asks her former pupil to help them. Diotima is honor-bound to help her old school. Meanwhile a skull discovered in a cave not far from the sanctuary has proven to be the remains of the last tyrant to rule Athens. The Athenians fought the Battle Marathon to keep this man out of power. He was supposed to have died thirty years ago, in faraway Persia. What are his remains doing outside the city walls' Nico's boss, the great Athenian statesman Pericles, wants answers, and he wants Nico to find them. What makes it all so ominous is that the skull was discovered by the two students of the Sanctuary of Artemis who are dead and missing. What does a decades-dead tyrant have to do with two young girls' Where is the missing child' Is a killer bear really lurking beyond the walls of Athens' And who is the mysterious stranger who's trying to kill Nico and Diotima' Can the sleuths solve the interlocked crimes and save a child before their wedding'
Title: The marathon conspiracy [electronic resource] / Gary Corby.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: New York : Soho Crime, 2014.
Description: 1 online resource.
Subjects: Diotima (Legendary character) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Hippias, -490 B.C. -- Fiction.
Subjects: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical.
Subjects: Nicolaos (Fictitious character : Corby) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Private investigators -- Greece -- Athens -- Fiction.
Subjects: Girls -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Subjects: Missing children -- Fiction.
Subjects: Skull -- Fiction.
Subjects: Greece -- History -- Athenian supremacy, 479-431 B.C. -- Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery stories.
Genre: Electronic books.
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed January 23, 2014).
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ISBN: 9781616953881 (electronic bk.)
ISBN: 1616953888 (electronic bk.)
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