Adult Mystery Review: Will You Be the First to Solve the "Murder on Olympus"?

Murder on Olympus (Plato Jones #1)Title:  Murder on Olympus
(Plato Jones #1)
Robert B. Warren
Format:  E-galley
Length:  376 pages 
Publisher:  Dragonfairy Press
Rating:  5 stars

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?  -Goodreads



My Thoughts

This book is a perfect balance of humor, myth, and mystery.

All Plato Jones wants to do is catch a few cheating spouses, find a few wayward mythical beasts, and keep his conversations with his nosy ex-wife short and sweet.  It seems however, that the Gods of Olympus, Zeus, in particular...have other ideas.
  
Robert B. Warren takes the mystery genre in new directions.  Readers will love the gruff but loveable character of Plato Jones.  He is the epitome of the "common man" who finds himself in the unenviable position of being sought after by Zeus to track down a "killer of the gods."

Wait...kill a god?
   
If the someone that he is after has what it takes to kill the immortal,  what are his chances of even surviving this assignment? 


This is a fun modernization of mythic heroes, with cameos featuring such notables as:  Aries, Hercules, and Aphrodite.  Readers will love the twists and turns that Plato experiences as he makes his way through a veritable labyrinth of lies, deceptions, and MURDER.




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4 comments:

Dione Sage said...

I haven't heard of this one but I'm glad I saw this post because it's now on my TBR list. I love myths, humor and mystery...so if this book combines all three it's perfect. Great review, Thanks for sharing this one!

Lisa Richards said...

New one for me too, but sounds like a fun read. Definitely going to check it out further.

VampedChik said...

New one for me! I will definitely have to pick this up! It sounds great! Thanks for the review. :)
-Amber

Tina Kohrman said...

After reading this review I really want to read this book. It sounds like such a great read and a must read. Thanks for introducing me to this book.

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