At first glance, the Gods of Olympus are as different from one another as salt is from sugar. Despite their bickering, they share a universal bond, a thread of commonality that unites them.
They’re all jerks.
After a stint with the Olympic Bureau of Investigation, Plato Jones is through with the Gods and their political games. Against his protests, he's drawn into a murder investigation, where the murderer's targets are the Gods themselves.
Plato has cracked some tough cases: exposing cheating spouses, capturing treasonous heretics, hunting three-headed dogs. But this time he’s in over his head. How can he solve a crime that’s impossible to commit? And what chance does Plato—a mere mortal—have against something powerful enough to kill a God?
Murder on Olympus by Robert B. Warren
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A murder-mystery that reads like a pulp detective novel. Well-written Noir style prose creates fast-paced action. The main character - Plato Jones, a divorced private investigator - is based on the hero archetype, giving this book/series a strong appeal for male audiences.
There is a slight paranormal/fantasy twist to the genre - the clients, victims, and suspects are Greek gods. The gods have adapted to life in the modern world - Aphrodite is a socialite, Ares has become a rock star. It will be interesting to see where Mr. Warren takes this concept over the course of the series. I look forward to reading the sequel.
I received a free advanced copy of this book in exchange for review. I hadn't heard of the independent publisher, Dragonfairy Press, before this book, but I will be hunting down more of their publications.
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