|Plot Summary of A Murder in Thebes|
Historical mysteries are fun to read and this one is no exception. It is the second in
Apostolou's Alexander the Great books. It is 331 B.C. and two of Alexander's favored
officers are brutally murdered by a treacherous spy. Naturally, Alexander demands that
spy be brought to trial (and justice!). It takes the clever investigation of Miriam and
Simeon, Alexander's two Israelite friends at court, to sort out this complex and intriguing
Bill Hobbs, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Murder in Thebes|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Somewhat obvious
Time/era of story:
- middle ages
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- nearly 100%
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- government investigator
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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