THE TOMB OF ZEUS
Award-winning author Cleverly debuts a captivating new series in which an aspiring archaeologist finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation on the island of Crete. In the tradition of Agatha Christie, the characters are complex and varied. Amid the picturesque history of the island, mystery and murder abound in this riveting novel.
Laetitia Talbot, who travels to Crete in 1928 to study archeology, moves into the home of well-known archaeologist Theodore Russell. But shortly after her arrival, Russell's young wife, Phoebe, dies of an apparent suicide.
Meanwhile, Laetitia teams up with William Gunning, a former boyfriend and budding archaeologist, as they initiate a dig, hoping to discover the tomb of Zeus. But they uncover some secrets as well, and soon discover that Phoebe was probably murdered. Who done it? The local doctor? Phoebe's grown stepson? The husband, who seems to be having an affair with his housekeeper? (DELTA, Nov., 384 pp., $13.00)