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Aristotle and the Secrets of Life

An Aristotle Detective Novel

Margaret Doody

Margaret Doody

432 pages | 1 map | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2003
Paper $18.00 ISBN: 9780226132174 Published March 2014 For sale in USA only
E-book $18.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226132204 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.

With Aristotle and the Secrets of Life, tensions between the Athenians and the Makedonians—followers of another of Aristotle’s former students, Alexander the Great—draw our heroes across the Aegean Sea. Even as Aristotle and Stephanos escape from pirates, uncover conspiracy, and face the horrors of war, Aristotle finds time to discuss his studies of the natural world in this gripping tale of their quest into darkness.   
Roderick Beaton | Times Literary Supplement
“Witty, elegant whodunits. . . . With Aristotle and the Secrets of Life, Margaret Doody launches her characters into more troubled, and troubling, waters. Deftly weaving together known or likely facts of Aristotle’s biography, from different periods of his life, this time she projects the philosopher himself as the main character of the adventure. . . . There are powerful and sinister forces at work in Athens.”
Colin Dexter | author of the Inspector Morse mysteries
“Eminently enjoyable.”
Times (UK)
“Why did no one think of this before?”
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