One To Watch: Gary Corby

Garnering great reviews, this debut from Australian author Gary Corby finds humor as he brings ancient Greece to life, introducing a new mystery series with The Pericles Commission released in November 2010.

From Publisher's Weekly:
Those who like their historicals with a touch of humor will welcome Australian author Corby's promising debut, set in fifth-century B.C.E. Greece. When the arrow-pierced body of Ephialtes, the main force behind democratic reform in Athens, literally falls at the feet of Nicolaos, a sculptor's son expected to follow in his father's footsteps, fate hands Nicolaos another career. Ephialtes's politician friend, Pericles, who appears on the scene moments after the murder, is impressed enough by Nicolaos's preliminary conclusions to hire him to solve the crime. [starred review]
Amazon rating: 4 1/2 stars
Goodreads rating: 4.23 stars

The next in the series, The Ionia Sanction, is due out fall of 2011. You can read more from Corby's blog & enter to win a free copy of the Australian version of The Pericles Commission.

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