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See Delphi and Die by Lindsey Davis
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Jul 12, 2011

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Having fully indulged her playful hostility toward building contractors, lawyers, and newspapermen in the previous books, Lindsey Davis now takes the opportunity in See Delphi and Die to lampoon the travel industry. While Aulus, Helena Justina’s stuffy younger brother, is traveling to Athens to study law, he runs across a suspicious death in the city of Olympia. A young woman, recently married and on a honeymoon travel tour, is found battered to death outside a gymnasium. Aulus befriends the bereaved groom and, having learned a few detecting skills from his brother-in-law Marcus, takes an interest in the affair. Concerned that Aulus will never commence his education in Athens, Helena’s mother insists on Marcus heading to Olympia to investigate the case. Helena Justina has always wanted to tour Greece and see some of the wonders of the world, so the whole family goes along, complete with two unruly infants, two rapscallion nephews, their teenage foster daughter, and the son of Marcus’ personal trainer.

The Falco entourage joins up with the ill-fated tourists at Olympia where it is an off-year for the Olympic games. Marcus interviews each member of the tour and their smooth-talking guide, trying to uncover the perpetrator of the crime. He is unable to solve the mystery in Olympia, however, and must travel alongside the “Tracks and Temples” tour through more Greek cities–and more murders–until he can catch the killer. Corinth, Delphi, and Athens all enjoy a visit from the Falco family, and Lindsey Davis enlightens us on the shady practices associated with the Greek oracles.

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