The Head of Athena: A Detective Novel of 1929 (The Cyrus Skeen Detective Series)

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CYRUS SKEEN, noted private detective in San Francisco, has followed an international art fence, ANDRE PETROSSIAN, to a burlesque theater, hoping that the man will lead him to the artworks stolen from a Boston museum. When the theater is raided by the police, Petrossian makes a run for it, but is shot dead by Sergeant ROBERT HOILE, a homicide detective who had made a wager with a colleague that he could find the man responsible for molesting children in a city playground. Together Hoile and Skeen recover the cache of stolen artwork, and learn that Petrossian had planned to sell it to HANDY OLLO, a mobster who owns a gambling ship off the city’s coast. The next evening, while attending a ballet, Skeen is approached by EDGAR FREUND, a trial attorney famous for representing gangsters and corrupt politicians. Freund wants to hire Skeen to find evidence proving the innocence of his newest client, ENOCH PAIGE, a noted orator and promulgator of atheism. Paige, the son of a wealthy mining company founder, has been charged with the brutal rape-murder of his ex-wife, ESMEE PLANCHET. Paige is free on a quarter million dollar bail posted by his older brother, REUBEN, who inherited their father’s estate and business. Paige is supposed to have bludgeoned his ex-wife to death with his wedding gift to her, a marble bust of Athena by the 19th century sculptor, Hiram Powers. His trial is scheduled for August, and the city’s newspapers and clergy are clamoring for his conviction. As bodies pile up and the most unlikely parties become suspects, Skeen refuses to allow mob rule and the elusive dissimilitude of clients and hostile witnesses to triumph over his commitment to the truth.

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Edward Cline is the author of two detective series and one suspense series. The Head of Athena is the second of a detective series set in San Francisco in the Roaring Twenties, featuring Cyrus Skeen. The second detective series features Chess Hanrahan, in modern times, another private eye who specializes in solving moral paradoxes and the murders behind them. The suspense series focuses on the exploits of Merritt Fury, an American entrepreneur who combines business savvy and the skills and ruthlessness of a James Bond to preserve his life and his wealth. Cline has also written Sparrowhawk, a popular six-title historical series of novels set in England and Virginia in the pre-Revolutionary period. His articles and reviews have been published in The Wall Street Journal, the Colonial Williamsburg Journal, and Marine Corps League, among other print publications.

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