Aristotle Detective by Margaret Doody

Aristotle Detective

Aristotle #1

Margaret Doody

371 pages first pub 1978 (editions)

fiction mystery mysterious medium-paced


Athens, 332BC - an unhappy city under the rule of the Macedonian 'barbarian' Alexander the Great. In the midst of this unrest, Boutades, an eminent citizen, is found brutally murdered. Suspicion falls heavily on young Philemon, and, by Athenian la...

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mysterious 100%
lighthearted 60%
adventurous 40%
reflective 40%
tense 40%
dark 20%
relaxing 20%


medium 100%

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Plot: 100%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | No: 25%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

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