The Orpheus Trail

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Arcadia Books, May 1, 2009 - Fiction - 212 pages
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When the body of a child is found among the charred remains of a pier fire—surrounded by a ritualistic fire basket and items associated with the cult of the Greek god Dionysus—detective inspector Hildreth calls in the local museum’s curator, Alex Kish, to help him decipher the mysterious symbolism. Soon after, an ancient Saxon amulet is stolen from the museum and the dead bodies of other young boys begin to turn up arranged as grotesque works of art with components of the gold amulet around their necks. The enigmatic detective inspector draws the curator into a strange web of ancient secrets, pagan ritualism, and the illegal trafficking of young boys. Hildreth and Kish are caught up in a race against time to interpret these ancient codes and clues before death claims another young life.

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User Review  - Vivienne - Goodreads

A very literary crime thriller, which I found engaging even if the end felt a little weak. I did find the same thing with her previous novel, Alchemy so it may just be her writing style tending to be ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sandra Sandle - Goodreads

I really loved the mixture of ancient history / philosophy with a central intrigue/ crime. The main character annoyed me a bit from time to time with his keeping stuff to himself and over-analysing ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (2009)

Maureen Duffy is a poet, a playwright, and a novelist. She is the author of numerous literary works, including Alchemy; Collected Poems, 1949-1984; and That’s How It Was.

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