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Debra Hamel is the mother of two preternaturally attractive girls and the author of a number of books about ancient Greece. She writes and blogs from her subterranean lair in North Haven, CT. Read more.


Books by Debra Hamel:

THE BATTLE OF ARGINUSAE :
VICTORY AT SEA AND ITS TRAGIC AFTERMATH IN THE FINAL YEARS OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR
By Debra Hamel


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KILLING ERATOSTHENES:
A TRUE CRIME STORY
FROM ANCIENT ATHENS
By Debra Hamel


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READING HERODOTUS:
A GUIDED TOUR THROUGH THE WILD BOARS, DANCING SUITORS, AND CRAZY TYRANTS OF THE HISTORY
By Debra Hamel


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THE MUTILATION OF THE HERMS:
UNPACKING AN ANCIENT MYSTERY
By Debra Hamel


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TRYING NEAIRA:
THE TRUE STORY OF A COURTESAN'S SCANDALOUS LIFE IN ANCIENT GREECE
By Debra Hamel


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SOCRATES AT WAR:
THE MILITARY HEROICS OF AN ICONIC INTELLECTUAL
By Debra Hamel


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ANCIENT GREEKS IN DRAG:
THE LIBERATION OF THEBES AND OTHER ACTS OF HEROIC TRANSVESTISM
By Debra Hamel


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IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY TWEET:
FIVE HUNDRED 1ST LINES IN 140 CHARACTERS OR LESS
By Debra Hamel


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PRISONERS OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR
By Debra Hamel


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Book Notices | The Prettiest One by James Hankins / The Murder Artist by John Case

James Hankins, The Prettiest One

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I got this book as a Kindle First selection apparently almost two years ago and finally got around to reading it. It was just okay. A woman wakes up from a fugue state with blood all over her and, weirdly, a bag of prosthetic hands. That's an intriguing opener, and the book eventually answers all our questions about how she came to be in that position. But the ultimate motivation of the bad guys is a little hard to believe, and the dynamics between the principals isn't that interesting. As I said, it's an okay thriller to pass the time (actually, this literally started as an airplane read for me), but it's ultimately forgettable.

John Case, The Murder Artist

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This is another okay but forgettable thriller. A separated dad's twin sons are abducted at a Renaissance fair, and he spends the rest of the book trying to find them. It's a lot of slogging through leads and a lot of exposition. There's origami and magic and voodoo involved, which you'd think would be exciting, but somehow just wasn't for me. 

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