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Culture and Enchantment eNice funny and smart so therefor 4 stars Anyway I thought Corby did a great job with dialogue particularly when Nico was working out the puzzle andxamining vidence with his secret sidekick but some of the action scenes became a little tiresome for me but i m a girl also the book moves swiftly and those scenes in all honesty did nothing to detract from the book in any meaningful way I also liked Corby s method of describing the scene of ancient Athens places and people and the homes they lived in how they interacted and how they got their work done and xplaining what things were don t know what a classicist would think it but for me a stranger in a strange land it was most

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perhaps most importantly Corby a phenomenal job of setting up the plot immediately Nico had a handful of compelling suspects all with motives Added to that he was a likable albeit naive chap who constantly D DAY Through German Eyes 2 endangered himself makingnemy upon Baroque Personae enemy throughout his investigation This didverything to keep the reader fully Democratic Art engaged and invested in the story to find out if Nico can solve the riddle AND avoid death i m really looking forward to the forthcoming books in the series and can barely contain myxcitement at having read the very first book at the time it was published i recommend this to anyone who likes smart fun mysteries For some reason beginning in Did the Greeks Believe in Their Myths? early 2018 I started reading new mystery authors Writers that are out there that I had never heard of This is anotherxample of the continuing pattern I stumbled across Gary Corby s books and I must admit I was intrigued just by the cover While you cannot tell a book by its cover lately the covers have been 100% correct This is the first of The Athenian mysteries I think there are 7 published as of the date I am writing this It is a wonderfully detailed and researched book about Ancient Greece We have the death of one of the leaders of Athens and Pericles contracts with Nicolaos to solve the crime Lots of good stuff good history good descriptions of Athens and life in Ancient Greece good characters a good mystery and plot This hit all the markers for me and I am sure I will be traveling back to Ancient Grecian days with of Corby s works in the very near future That would be when Ephialtes bought it A Scythian guardBought it I didn t know ancient Greeks used American slangHis memory must be slipping Slipping Once again with the American slangWhat next English slang Bloody wanker BollocksNot what i xpectedGuess i was looking for Harry Bosch or Humphrey Bogart in a fedora trying to solve the case of Death to Democracy A body falls at the feet of Nicolaos son of a sculptor brother to Socrates yes that Socrates at the same time along came Pericles the builder of the Parthenon Halt Who goes THERE PERICLES COMMISSIONS NICO TO FIND THE MURDERERHMMMM AN Pericles commissions Nico to find the murdererHmmmm an way of telling a murder mysteryNot the smoothest chariot ride Did the Greeks use chariots Using American slang to tell the story was awkward The dialogue was clunky It was interesting taking a peek into a Greeks life during the Golden Age of GreeceJust an okay read for a first time author. Commission is the first in an xciting new series by first time novelist Gary Corby who takes us to Ancient Greece at one of the most Codependent Forevermore: The Invention of Self in a Twelve Step Group exciting times in history In this wonderfully approachable historically rich novel Athens is brought vividly to life in a mysteryngaging from the first page to la. Rating 3 of fiveThe Publisher Says Nicolaos walks the mean streets of Classical Athens as an agent for the promising young politician Pericles His mission is to find the assassin of the statesman Ephialtes the man who brought democracy to Athens and whose murder has thrown the city into uproar It s a job not made any Conscience and Memory: Meditations in a Museum of the Holocaust easier by the depressingly increasing number of dead witnessesBut murder and mayhem don t bother Nico what s really on his mind is how to get closer much closer to Diotima the intelligent and annoyingly virgin priestess of Artemis and how to shake off his irritating twelve year old brother Socrates The Pericles Commission is the first in anxciting new series by first time novelist Gary Corby who takes us to Ancient Greece at one of the most Conscience and Memory exciting times in history In this wonderfully approachable historically rich novel Athens is brought vividly to life in a mysteryngaging from the first page to lastMy Review A Mouldering Mound of Meh read Nico s coming of age as an Athenian and a politician was not without interest and the love match he wants to make with Diotima is a bit amusing but the overall action contains few moments of surprise and almost none of suspenseIt passed some time and I cared nough to finish it but unless the next one grows wings and flaps in my door by itself this will do it for me This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 30 Unported License By far the cleverest thing this book did was make Socrates an annoying kid brother It s a dumb idea Completely ridiculous Yet that s what makes it work Can t you just see that man as a teen pestering his family with uestions about Every Single Thing They Do It S They Do It s infuriating and cute that it "S Funny I Enjoyed Every Scene With Him InAnd I "funny I njoyed Edible Memory: The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods every scene with him inAnd I that the same principle holds true for the rest of the book as well it s at its best when it s being ridiculous When Nicolaos is working as a privateye sleuthing around the place and getting into footraces in the Agora with his love interest Diotoma the story works When it tries to connect this to reality it fails This is not a serious depiction of ancient Athens The world is just too much like our own in terms of attitudes and personalityLanguage is a big part of that Nicolaos talks of becoming a politician in much the same way we would which makes little sense for Athens where all posts are short term And then there s Democracy Democracy s an idea with a lot of history behind it Even the Greek kind By the mid 5th century that was what the Athenians were calling their government Which is why it s a little offputting to hear them talking about having just become a democracy Who talks that way Would Columbus step off onto the West Indies and say Ah so this
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It seems so phony also confusingThe mystery itself isn t overly compelling Elizabeth I either Like with a lot of these historical mysteries it s hard to tell what is and is not plausible behavior when nobody acts uite like modern or ancient men Butven leaving that aside we re left with a very half hearted attempt at depicting an Athenian trial and tying the whole conspiracy togeth. Nicolaos walks the mean streets of Classical Athens as an agent for the promising young politician Pericles His mission is to find the assassin of the statesman Ephialtes the man who brought democracy to Athens and whose murder has thrown the city into uproar It's a job not made any asier by the Er It s just a little generic ven though nobody s really written in this setting beforeIf this is your first time ntering the world of Ancient Greece this book is probably not an awful starting point It s harmless and "Inoffensive And Not Boring As Far As "and not boring As far as mysteries go it s not on the top tier but it s not on the bottom ither And I do at least like the setting Socrates is normous fun to watch He stole very scene he was in But aside from that there s not much to make it stand out from its rivals A fun little historical mystery Recommended for fans of the flipness of FalcoFor a further review view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler Loved this story The Baby Swap Miracle especially the likable characters who found themselves in surprising circumstances As Injoy history and literature this was the best of both worlds I also liked the way it imaginatively developed and magnified a relatively obscure but important pisode in Greece whose legacy for the modern world developed right here Corby has mastered irony fast pacing and suspense The seuel in this Hellene Mystery series will take the detective hero Nicolaus from Athens into Persia says the Author s Note In addition to the narrative xtras include a Timeline and an annotated list of Actors characters If you are looking for a light cosy type mystery with a different setting then this may well be the book for you Just don t xpect than that as the historical setting is mostly of the wallpaper variety and although the mystery involves a political assassination this is in no way a political thriller It definitely isn t in the same league as some of the mystery series set in Ancient Rome which is what I d hoped for but a fluffy bit of fun 35A fictional investigation into a historical murder Corby does a good job showing his reader daily life in 461 BC Athens and I wish that I had discovered the glossary at the nd arlier and provided nough Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation explanation of the politics at the time which were a factor in the murder I also appreciated his Author s Note at thend which Gender Justice explained which parts where historical which reasonable guesses and whichntirely fictional One historically accurate bit took me aback in this time culture if a man died without sons his widow was reuired to marry the closest possible male relative If that man happened to be already married he was reuired to divorce so as to marry the widow The divorced wife would be sent back to her familyOne minor complaint is that Nicolaos at times speaks too much as a modern man referring to shield factories for xample which struck me as anachronistic This first mystery novel by Gary Corby was surprisingly fun and i m looking forward to the next books in the series Not only was it fun but it has increased my interest tenfold to finally buckle down and learn about Antiuity by reading classic texts and other history books i have lying around I gave it four stars but in some ways it is a strong 35 star book for me Some of the writing was a little uneven and had it been another author i may have bumped it down to three stars but i know this is a first novel and i also know that the author is incredibly. Epressingly increasing number of dead witnesses But murder and mayhem don't bother Nico; what's really on his mind is how to get closer much closer to Diotima the intelligent and annoyingly virgin priestess of Artemis and how to shake off his irritating twelve year old brother Socrates The Pericles. ,

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