A Darker God

A Darker God

A Laetitia Talbot Mystery

Book - 2010
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Award-winning author Barbara Cleverly returns with this spellbinding new mystery featuring aspiring archaeologist Laetitia Talbot. In Athens in 1928, Letty begins a perilous race to unearth a plot steeped in betrayal, seething with retribution, and about to explode in a wave of lethal violence.

In the open-air theatre of the dark god Dionysos, Letty watches a performance of an ancient Greek tragedy. But the revenge that is exacted onstage, the dagger that is wielded, and the blood that flows in full view of the audience are not theatrical effects. As Letty digs for clues, she unearths disturbing secrets and dark animosities with catastrophic implications worthy of a Sophocles--but of far more recent vintage.

Now, as a killer cuts a merciless swath across a country in the throes of political instability, Letty herself steps unawares into the murderer's savage spotlight--a light so bright she may not be able to see the dark figure behind it until it's too late.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks, c2010.
ISBN: 9780385339919
Characteristics: 397 p. ;,21 cm.


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Dec 22, 2016

I liked the premise, a young woman archaeologist in the late 1920's. Laetitia Talbot is a young modern woman from a privileged background. She knows people and seems to be in the wrong place at just the right time to have her life threatened. While the locations are intriguing, in this case, Greece, I did not find myself interested in the characters. Laetitia's lover William Gunning is a vicar with a past, hinted at in the first novel Bright Hair About the Bone but not developed even in his second appearance. I won't be reading any more of the series.

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