Athenian Mysteries

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 68 ratings

The Ionia Sanction Publisher's Summary

Athens, 460 B.C. Life's tough for Nicolaos, sole investigating agent in Athens. His girlfriend's left him and his boss wants to fire him. But when an Athenian official is murdered, Pericles has no choice but to put Nico on the job. The case takes Nico, with a beautiful slave girl, to the land of Ionia within the Persian Empire. The Persians will execute him on the spot if they think he's a spy. Beyond that, there are only a few minor problems: He's being chased by brigands who are only waiting for the right price before they kill him. He must meet Themistocles, the military genius who saved Greece during the Persian Wars, and then defected to the hated enemy. And to solve the crime, Nico must uncover a secret that could not only destroy Athens, but will force him to choose between love, ambition, and his own life.

©2011 Gary Corby (P)2011 Dreamscape Media, LLC
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

    • The Ionia Sanction

    • A Mystery of Ancient Greece
    • By: Gary Corby
    • Narrated by: Erik Davies
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Athens, 460 B.C. Life's tough for Nicolaos, sole investigating agent in Athens. His girlfriend's left him and his boss wants to fire him. But when an Athenian official is murdered, Pericles has no choice but to put Nico on the job. The case takes Nico, with a beautiful slave girl, to the land of Ionia within the Persian Empire. The Persians will execute him on the spot if they think he's a spy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I Enjoyed this more than Sacred Games

    • By E. Mason on 02-05-14

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 3

    • Sacred Games

    • A Mystery of Ancient Greece
    • By: Gary Corby
    • Narrated by: Erik Davies
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    It is the Olympics of 460 BC. Nico's best friend, Timodemus, is a competitor in the pankration, the deadly martial art of ancient Greece. Timo is the hot favorite to win. His only serious rival is Parmonos, from Sparta. When Parmonos is found beaten to death, it is obvious Timodemus must be the killer. The Judges of the Games sentence Timodemus to be executed in four days' time. Complicating everything is the fact that Athens and Sparta are already at each other's throats. If an Athenian is found to have cheated by murdering a Spartan, it will be everything the hawks in Sparta need to declare open war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable...But Wordy

    • By E. Mason on 11-15-13

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 4

    • The Marathon Conspiracy

    • The Athenian Mysteries, Book 4
    • By: Gary Corby
    • Narrated by: Erik Davies
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Nicolaos and his partner in investigation, Diotima, have taken time out of their assignments to come home to get married. But if Nico was hoping they'd be able to get hitched without a hitch, he was overly optimistic. When they arrive in Athens, there's a problem waiting for them. The Sanctuary of Artemis is the ancient world's most famous school for girls. When one of the children is killed, apparently by a bear, and another girl disappears, Diotima's childhood teacher asks her former pupil to help them.

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  • Book 5

    • Death Ex Machina

    • By: Gary Corby
    • Narrated by: Erik Davies
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    It's the time of the Great Dionysia, the largest arts festival of the ancient world, held each year in honor of Dionysos, the god of wine. But there's a problem: A ghost is haunting Athens's grand theater. Nicolaos and his clever partner in sleuthing (and now in matrimony), the priestess Diotima, are hired to rid the theater of the ghost so that the festival can begin. With the help of Theokritos, the high priest of Dionysos, they exorcise the ghost publicly while secretly suspecting that a human saboteur is the actual culprit.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another Crime Adventure for Nicolaus

    • By E. Mason on 10-26-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 6

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  • Book 7

    • Death on Delos

    • An Athenian Mystery
    • By: Gary Corby
    • Narrated by: Erik Davies
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Greece, 545 BC: It is illegal to die on the sacred isle of Delos. It's also illegal to give birth there. Yet when murder is committed, the only available detective to solve the crime is the priestess Diotima, and she is heavily pregnant.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Two Detectives at work

    • By E. Mason on 06-13-18

    Regular price: $24.49