Meet best-friends Nico and Thrax, two young men who travel around the Ancient Greek world solving mysteries and fighting crime wherever they find it.


Inspired by my love of Sherlock Holmes, The Famous Five and a true-life encounter with a real detective on the Greek island of Poros twenty five years ago, this will be a rollercoaster series that depicts life in ancient Greece as it really was.


The series will primarily be a reading-for-pleasure experience but will also contain a lot of interesting facts about the Ancient Greeks and their world.


 Book 1, MARK OF THE CYCLOPS publishes on the 9th March 2017, followed by Book 2, SECRET OF THE ORACLE in October. Two more titles follow in 2018.  All are illustrated by Freya Hartas.


They will be published by Bloomsbury.




Thrax and Nico accompany their master to a wedding in the city of Corinth.  During a party someone smashes a priceless wedding vase, a gift from the groom to the bride. The slave in charge of it is accused of the crime but she claims a cyclops climbed in through the window and smashed the gift. No one believes her except her mistress, who hires Thrax and Nico to find the real criminal.  


Their investigation soon brings them in contact with a dangerous gang of hoodlums who will stop at nothing to protect their secret operation. Will Thrax and Nico manage to unmask the criminal before the slave is sold on as punishment?  Or will the gang succeed in capturing them? 





When Thrax and Nico's visit the Oracle at Delphi with their master, they find themselves caught up in a dangerous adventure on Mount Parnassus. A local girl has gone missing. Her family are convinced she has run away but Thrax has suspicions she might have been kidnapped and is being held prisoner. But by whom? And why? The search for the truth brings Thrax and Nico into conflict with local priests and mountain bandits.