[UCP Books]: The Aristotle Detective Novels

“Eminently enjoyable.”—Colin Dexter
“Witty, elegant whodunits.”—Times Literary Supplement
“Why did no one think of this before?”—Times (UK)

by Margaret Doody

With these three novels, Margaret Doody brings a Holmesian hero to the bloodied streets of ancient Greece, trading the pipe and deerstalker of Sherlock for the woolen chiton and sandals of Aristotle . . .

Aristotle Detective Publication date: March 31, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-226-13170-2 280 pages ▪ 1 map ▪ 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Paper ▪ $17.00
In Aristotle Detective, we first meet Stephanos—naive Watson to Aristotle’s learned Holmes—a young Athenian and student of Aristotle who must clear his exiled cousin of murder and save his family’s honor in a tense public trial.

Aristotle and Poetic Justice Publication date: March 31, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-226-13198-6 344 pages ▪ 1 map ▪ 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Paper ▪ $17.00
Stephanos and his teacher return in Aristotle and Poetic Justice—a book more historical fiction than detective novel—when a party given by wealthy Athenian silver miners leads to kidnapping, a ghost, a road-trip to Delphi, and, of course, murder.

Aristotle and the Secrets of Life Publication date: March 31, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-226-13217-4 432 pages ▪ 1 map ▪ 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Paper ▪ $18.00

In Aristotle and the Secrets of Life, Aristotle and Stephanos escape from pirates, uncover conspiracy, and face the horrors of war, all as Aristotle finds time to discuss his studies of the natural world in this gripping travelogue.

Margaret Doody is the John and Barbara Glynn Family Professor of Literature at the University of Notre Dame. In addition to her Aristotle mysteries, she has published books on eighteenth-century literature, the Renaissance, ancient and modern fiction, and the significance of Venice.

Please contact Nicholas Lilly at 773.702.7490 or nlilly@press.uchicago.edu for more information. 


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