In ancient Athens, the great philosopher applies logic to a lethal crimein the "eminently enjoyable" first novel in a historical mystery series (Colin Dexter, author of the Inspector Morse Mysteries).
Young Stephanos is desperate to save his family's honor by proving in the Athenian court that his exiled cousin is not guilty of shooting an arrow into a prominent patrician. For help, he turns to his old teacherthe cunning and clever thinker known as Aristotle.
It will all lead up to a tense public trial in which Stephanos must draw on the rhetorical skills he's learned from his eccentric, brilliant mentor, in this novel filled with suspense, humor, and historical detailthe first in a series of "witty, elegant whodunits" (Times Literary Supplement).
"[An] unusually authentic Ancient-Greece murder tale."Kirkus Reviews
"Doody brings the Athens of 322 BC to life with skill and vervewonderfully plotted."Publishers Weekly