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SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady

Just another GR refugee.  Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.

Currently reading

Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition
Paul Watson
Progress: 6 %
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
Ed Yong
Progress: 40 %
Wizard's First Rule
Terry Goodkind
Progress: 49 %
Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
Tracy Borman
Progress: 14 %
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski
Progress: 20 %
The Hanover Square Affair
Ashley Gardner
Progress: 10 %
Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)
Beth Archer Brombert, Massimo Montanari
Progress: 10 %
Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
Holger Hoock
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages

The Singer From Memphis

The Singer from Memphis (An Athenian Mystery) - Gary Corby

This series may not be the greatest series of historical mysteries ever written, but golly, are they fun.


This one takes Nico and Diotima off to Egypt.  They have been hired by Herodotus to be his bodyguards while he does research for his book (The Histories), which he is afraid no one will ever read.  Meanwhile, Pericles would like him to do some official unofficial work for Athens down there - Egypt has rebelled from the Persian Empire, and any enemy of Persia is a friend of Athens.  (The Athenians have already sent a fleet of 200 triremes under their top admiral, but more aid, of a specialized nature, may be required.)


Then they run into pirates, crocodiles, and grumpy camels, among other problems.


Another fun romp in the series.  Unfortunately very little of Socrates, his annoying younger brother.