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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 | Find You First by Lynwood Barclay / The Man with the Silver Saab by Alexander McCall Smith

Linwood Barclay, Find You First

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In this stand-alone thriller, Miles Cookson is a terminally ill rich guy looking for his nine children, the products of his donation to a sperm bank decades earlier. But while Miles is hoping to improve his progeny's lot in life, someone else seems to be trying to take them out, one by one. Linwood Barclay can be counted on for a good page-turner, and this book is no exception. It's a good, fast read, but if you think too closely about the plot, you'll start to notice how much of it hangs on unlikely coincidence. My advice: Just suspend your disbelief and enjoy the read.

Alexander McCall Smith, The Man with the Silver Saab

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I read the final lines of this third book in Alexander McCall Smith‘s Department of Sensitive Crimes series and realized I was smiling. Ulf Varg charms in a way that the author’s Isabel Dalhousie simply doesn’t—although I enjoy that series enough to continue reading it. (Do I like Ulf more than Precious Ramotswe? Maybe!) In this outing, Ulf and his loquacious colleague Blomquist investigate fraud in the art world, Ulf’s dog Martin has a run-in with a squirrel, and a trip to the vet results in interesting developments of a more personal nature. I'm already looking forward to reading what happens in book four.

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