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Murder on Olympus (Plato Jones) Paperback – April 11, 2013
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About the Author
Robert B. Warren is the author of the Plato Jones series. He lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Top customer reviews
I found this book completely fascinating because I love mythology. This is kinda what would the world be like if the gods, goddesses, and demigods actually existed. I loved the mystery and suspense woven through out the whole book. I liked Plato's stance against not working with the gods and goddesses again after the last time. I had to laugh at Plato's ex-wife Alexis because she really was kind of transparent in her desires and feelings towards Plato. I will definitely be on the lookout for more books in this series.
I am not sure when or how, but I had seen this cover and had read this blurb, and wanted to read it. When it was offered for review, I jumped on it. Though it felt like it took me a while to get through this novel, it was SO MUCH FUN!
Plato is the stereotypical P.I. Sarcastic, hurting for money, a bit of a boozer and a bachelor. He enjoys driving his ex-wife crazy, and enjoys oogling beautiful women and their errrr... assets. But he also once worked for the Olympic Gods, and he does not have fond memories of them at all.
Which makes him oh so interesting.
Not to mention, I was a total fanatic for mythology as a kid and teenager, specifically on the Greek gods themselves, so this book was a double treat!
And in this book, the impossible happens! The gods, who are supposed to be immortal, are dying! Someone found a way to exterminate them, and is doing it in a bloody, icky, and super violent way. And the one and only Zeus wants Plato on the case, and will NOT take no for an answer.
This was a fun and captivating read, full of action, with some delicious sarcastic and comedic moments thrown into the mix. This is a series that I would love to continue just to see the messes that Plato finds himself into next!
*I received a eBook copy of this book for free to review from the author/publisher; this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.*
With Hercules as a best friend, Hermes as a boss, Aries as a self-proclaimed partner and repeated assassination attempts, close-mouthed witnesses, a gorgon and an ex-wife who won't be happy unless or until he begs her to take him back, this story has multiple elements that all weave together into a well thought out and plotted book.
The author also used his chapter breaks with a great deal of cleverness: each chapter is quick and brief, and appears to follow a simple plot-point formula. This format does give the reader a sense that each chapter provides a finished step toward the conclusion, and the chapters do just fly by, as this book was incredibly difficult to put down.
A series of twists that explore several avenues and provide a long list of potential suspects, several showdowns that range from uncomfortable to deadly, never ending wisecracks from Plato and a few odd situations added to the mix - this is a story that was both fun AND entertaining to read, with a distinct voice and style provided by the author. As the first of a prospective series - this is a wonderful start.
I received an eBook from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review for I am, Indeed. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.