Aristotle and the Secrets of Life

Aristotle and the Secrets of Life - The Aristotle Detective Series

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Publisher's Synopsis

Murder and mayhem may seem like unreasonable company for Aristotle, one of the founding minds of Western philosophy. But in the skilled hands of Margaret Doody, the pairing could not be more logical. With her Aristotle Detective novels, Margaret Doody brings a Holmesian hero to the bloodied streets of ancient Greece, trading the pipe and deerstalker of Sherlock for the woolen chiton and sandals of Aristotle. Replete with suspense, historical detail, and humor, and complemented by an ever-growing cast of characters and vivid descriptions of the ancient world, Doody's mysteries are as much lively takes on the figures and forms of the classics as they are classic whodunits in their own right.

With Aristotle and the Secrets of Life, tensions between the Athenians and the Makedonians-followers of another of Aristotle's former students, Alexander the Great-draw our heroes across the Aegean Sea. Even as Aristotle and Stephanos escape from pirates, uncover conspiracy, and face the horrors of war, Aristotle finds time to discuss his studies of the natural world in this gripping tale of their quest into darkness.   

Book information

ISBN: 9780226132174
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Imprint: The University of Chicago Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xi, 420
Weight: 499g
Height: 216mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 30mm