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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.

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Gary Corby Michael Moorcock once dedicated a book with these words: "To my creditors, who remain an eternal source of inspiration."

Luckily for me, I am much more…more
Michael Moorcock once dedicated a book with these words: "To my creditors, who remain an eternal source of inspiration."

Luckily for me, I am much more motivated by the chance to tell stories that have yet to be told. There's nothing more inspirational than a blank page.(less)
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One of my colleagues in crime is Dana Cameron.  Dana is a for-real professional archaeologist, but in her odd spare moments she also writes murder mysteries and supernaturals.  

Almost inevitably one of her detectives is an archaeologist, called Emma Fielding, whose first adventure is called Site Unseen.

Site Unseen has been picked up and made into a movie for television!

Site Unseen is coming out...

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The Singer from Memphis by Gary Corby
"Gary Corby's latest Athenian Mystery, The Singer From Memphis (Soho Crime 2016) is--again--wonderful. Husband-and-wife Nicolaus and Diotima set out to provide safe passage for Herodotus (yes, the famous ancient Greek historian) as he travels to da..." Read more of this review »
" Wow, that didn't translate very well, did it? I write these posts on my own blog at garycorby.com/blog, and RSS carries them here. You better go to th ...more "
" Sorry about the poor formatting. These posts are an RSS feed from my personal blog. The little elves at GoodReads who do the format conversion seem to ...more "
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 »
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message 2: by Gary

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

Gary


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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