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Gary Corby

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I'm the author of the Athenian Mysteries.

Nicolaos, the ambitious son of a minor sculptor, walks the mean streets of Classical Athens as an agent for the promising young politician Pericles.

Murder and mayhem don't faze 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 12 year old brother Socrates.

This blog is moving to a new home!

I've been totally silent over the last couple of months for a few reasons, one of which was that we were traveling around Greece and Italy. (Yes, it really was book research. Honestly!)

I'll be writing more about that soon.

Another reason is that I've been intermittently working on a new home for my web site.

Some time ago my elder daughter looked at this site an... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.86 · 1,392 ratings · 348 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
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The Singer from Memphis by Gary Corby
"I enjoyed this book, and was pleased that this series has continued to be entertaining. In this episode Nikolaos and Diotima are in Egypt, accompanying Herodotus on his book research tour, and working for Pericles as an agent to help overcome the..." Read more of this review »
The Singer from Memphis by Gary Corby
"I might be rounding up a smidgen.

It's always fun to return to the ongoing career of detective/agent Nicolaos, the (fictional) older brother of Socrates (though Socrates doesn't really figure in this installment). He and his wife and partner Diotim..." Read more of this review »
The Singer from Memphis by Gary Corby
"This series just gets better as the years go by! I've always loved Gary Corby's Athenian series because its honest, laugh-out-loud funny, and even romantic. There's not many books about Athens it seems most are about the Romans so I appreciate it..." Read more of this review »
The Singer from Memphis by Gary Corby
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message 2: by Gary

Gary Corby Thanks Jen. It's great to meet someone else who loves ancient historical fiction!


message 1: by Jenn

Jenn Your book looks like a fun read! I've added it to my tbr list. :D

Thanks for the add!

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