The Godless Man by Paul Doherty
A Mystery of Alexander the Great

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The second mystery in the magnificent Alexander the Great series, by master historian Paul Doherty.


It is 334 AD, and Alexander has obliterated enemy Persian armies at the battle of the Granicus. He now roams the Western Persian Empire like a hungry predator, living up to his nickname of 'the Wolf of Macedon'. Arriving in the great city of Ephesus, his campaign is threatened by a series of violent murders brought about by a high-ranking Persian spy known only as 'the Centaur'. Worse, one of Alexander's old tutors, Leonidas, is found floating face down in a stagnant pond at the House of Medusa - and this doesn't look like an accident. Alexander's friend and physician, Telamon, must set about unravelling this swirling mass of blood-strewn mystery, working hand in hand with the king's eerie Master of Secrets, Aristander…
 

About Paul Doherty

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Mystery writer P. C. Doherty was born in Middlesborough, England. He is probably best known for the series which includes Ghostly Murders, A Tournament of Murders, A Tapestry of Murders, and An Ancient Evil. Other works include The Rose Demon, Satan's Fire, and The Devil's Hunt. Doherty also has published under the pen names of Paul Harding (The Nightingale Gallery) and Michael Clynes (The White Rose Murders).
 
Published July 10, 2002 by Carroll & Graf. 288 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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In the second of prolific Doherty’s new series set in ancient Greece (The House of Death, 2001), Alexander the Great, that martial and mercurial genius—to apply the Roman names for two of Alexander’s gods—occupies Ephesus, a wealthy Greek city controlled by Persia through the cooperation of the c...

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With a bravura flourish typical of his recent novels, Doherty includes a second locked-room murder as well as the killing of a politically connected courtesan and the death of the old soldier Leonidas, found floating in an ornamental pool in the gloomy mansion known as the House of Medusa.

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