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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 Hi Selle. There will be more books. I'm currently working on a project outside the series, but I definitely know what happens next in the lives of Nic…moreHi Selle. There will be more books. I'm currently working on a project outside the series, but I definitely know what happens next in the lives of Nico & Diotima and their tale will be told.

It's kind of you to ask. You might be interested to know that when I was writing Book 3, Sacred Games, it wasn't certain that the series would continue, and in fact I had loosely assumed from the beginning that this would be a trilogy. That's why the final scene of Sacred Games could be read as a completion.

It was while I was editing Sacred Games that the publisher asked for more books. So here we are at Book 7, and the end is not in sight.

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It's the perfect Christmas gift if you are murderously inclined.  

Soho Press has commissioned short stories from each of their crime authors, with the sole requirement that we all had to write something with a Christmas theme.

That presented me with an interesting challenge, because Christmas was not notably a feature of classical Athens.  I couldn't do a Nico & Diotima story!

Instead I had

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On the controversial, I don't know, but I suspect it was academic jealousy from rivals. Happens all the time in universities to this day.

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“Back in the days when gladiators hacked away at each other, there was always the man who decided whether the defeated should live or die. The job is usually given to the Emperor in movies, but in fact any senior man could have been the designated thumbs-up-thumbs-down guy.
The official title for this fellow was...the editor. (evil laughter in background)”
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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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