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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 Sentence is Death by Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz, The Sentence is Death

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This is the second installment in Anthony Horowitz’s delightful series of literary whodunits. The author (who is real) blends reality and fiction by injecting himself into the story as a Watson-like character, the somewhat bumbling sidekick of a brilliant detective, disgraced former policeman Daniel Hawthorne (who is fictional). Together, they investigate unusual crimes, with Horowitz taking notes and working on the very book that we're reading. This time around, the crime that warrants chronicling is the murder by wine bottle of a prominent divorce attorney. The mystery is compelling, but it's the relationship between Hawthorne and Horowitz that is most appealing. It’s great to watch as the author slowly uncovers more personal information about his enigmatic and cantankerous partner. This series is a lot of fun. 

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