Paper $17.00 ISBN: 9780226131986 Published March 2014 For sale in USA only
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Aristotle and Poetic Justice

An Aristotle Detective Novel

Margaret Doody

Margaret Doody

344 pages | 1 map | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2003
Paper $17.00 ISBN: 9780226131986 Published March 2014 For sale in USA only
E-book $17.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226132037 Published March 2014 For sale in USA only
Murder and mayhem may seem like unreasonable company for Aristotle, one of the founding minds of Western philosophy. But in the skilled hands of Margaret Doody, the pairing could not be more logical. With her Aristotle Detective novels, Margaret Doody brings a Holmesian hero to the bloodied streets of ancient Greece, trading the pipe and deerstalker of Sherlock for the woolen chiton and sandals of Aristotle. Replete with suspense, historical detail, and humor, and complemented by an ever-growing cast of characters and vivid descriptions of the ancient world, Doody’s mysteries are as much lively takes on the figures and forms of the classics as they are classic whodunits in their own right.

Stephanos and his teacher return in Aristotle and Poetic Justice, when a party given by wealthy Athenian silver miners leads to kidnapping, a ghost, a road trip to Delphi, and, of course, murder. More historical fiction than a detective novel, this sequel runs the gamut of Athenian social customs, myth, politics, and economics—from the trials of virgin love to the dangers of silver lust.
Barbara Levick | Times Literary Supplement
“Idyllic . . . violent . . . Doody’s detective is human, more an avuncular don than a towering genius. But then he is elderly and, as an unfriendly character points out, he is not Plato. . . . [Aristotle and Poetic Justice] offers satisfactory detection, a well-proportioned story, nostalgia for lovers of Greece, and special fun for classicists. It is a bonus that it is so well written.”
Roderick Beaton | Times Literary Supplement
“Witty, elegant whodunits.”
Colin Dexter | author of the Inspector Morse mysteries
“Eminently enjoyable.”
Times (UK)
“Why did no one think of this before?”
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