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The Athenian Murders

The Athenian Murders

(2002)
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Awards
Dagger Awards
"A fantastic thriller."
Julian Rathbone


A brilliantly sketched historical mystery, The Athenian Murders is a marvellous literary conundrum that evokes such other delights as Imberto Eco's The Name of the Rose and Arturo Perez-Reverte' s The Dumas Club. The novel revolves around two intertwined riddles and is the first to be translated into English by an award winning Cuban author, now resident in Spain. In Athens, a pupil of Plato's Academy is found dead and his teacher suspects this was no accident. He asks Heracles, the "Decipherer of Enigmas", to investigate the case and the murky cult that surrounds it. The second plot unfolds in parallel through the footnotes of the translator of the original Greek text and soon leads the reader to suspect the author of the tale has something to hide too. Plot within plot, meaning inside meaning, the story develops in a fascinating manner that will enchant both mystery fans and scholars as reality is shown to be somewhat untrustworthy. This is a delight of intellectual prowess and sheer fun. --Maxim Jakubowski

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: The Athenian Murders
Author(s): Jose Carlos Somoza
ISBN: 0374106770 / 9780374106775 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

December 2002 : UK Paperback
Title: The Athenian Murders
Author(s): Jose Carlos Somoza
ISBN: 0349116180 / 9780349116181 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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January 2002 : UK Paperback
Title: The Athenian Murders
Author(s): Jose Carlos Somoza
ISBN: 0349113866 / 9780349113869 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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