The Peach Widow – An Argolicus Mystery
Mystery in history.
After Rome, before the Middle Ages, Italy belonged to the Ostrogoths. A distressed widow. Greedy brothers. A huge farm dog. Argolicus unravels the threads.
When Argolicus, is asked by his mother to counsel a grieving widow on the laws of inheritance, he finds the law will serve her cruelly. Her stepsons want her out and there is no recourse.
When a field slave falls during peach harvest, suspicions grow when Argolicus and Nikolaos learn more about the family and suspect that the death may not be from natural causes. As they question the family, they discover greed and begin to distrust the stories they’ve been told.
Argolicus uses his sound judgment to get the brothers out of trouble and uses his reasoning to untangle the mystery of the widow’s estate.
5 Stars "Leaves you wanting more!" “The character of those times emerges on the page from the start...”
About Zara Altair (Portland, Oregon Author)
Zara Altair lives in Beaverton, Oregon. She is a fiction author writing in the historical fiction genre. Her approach to writing is to present the puzzle and let Argolicus and Nikolaos find the solution encountering a bit of adventure and some humor in their search. Her stories are rich in historical detail based on years of research.