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Historical mysteries are fun to read and this one is no exception. It is the second in
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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

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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Somewhat obvious Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   nearly 100% Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   government investigator Age:    -   20's-30's


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Greece

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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