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On the night he returns from Greece, archaeologist Paul Van Damm is found murdered in his home.The police pronounce him the victim of a burglary, and immediately accuse the son of the Van Damm’s housekeeper, Manuel Garcia.But attorney – andMoreOn the night he returns from Greece, archaeologist Paul Van Damm is found murdered in his home.The police pronounce him the victim of a burglary, and immediately accuse the son of the Van Damm’s housekeeper, Manuel Garcia.But attorney – and self-styled sleuth – Dade Cooley thinks his old friend Paul is a late casualty of war – the Trojan War.Dade takes on the defence case of Manuel and becomes determined to understand the truth behind the façade of a happy and short-lived marriage between Paul and the glamorous Greek actress, Sophie Galanos.As Cooley does some archaeology of his own, he slowly unearths a modern-day Greek tragedy in which Van Damm is only the first to die.Surrounded by a solemn chorus of suspects, Dade Cooley digs deeper into a world of classical scholarship, criminal intent, secrecy, and deceit.And at the heart of it all, somehow responsible, is Helen of Troy herself.‘A Cup of Death’ is a classic mystery story from a master story-teller.Praise for Gene Thompson:“California private-investigator novel… Cooley is a robustly real invention, and it is a pleasure to watch him (and his equally but differently intelligent wife) at work and, when they get the chance, at play.” The New Yorker“There’s a new master behind this MURDER MYSTERY … and his name is Gene Thompson!” Cleveland Plain DealerGene Thompson was a novelist and writer of radio and television shows. Along with A Cup of Death he was known for Lupe, about a Mexican boy involved with the occult. A native of San Francisco, he graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, after which he worked and studied in Europe for some time. Subsequently, he and his wife, also a writer, moved to Malibu with their four children and lived there for the next sixteen years. He died in his Los Angeles home of cancer in 2001.Endeavour Press is the UKs leading independent digital publisher. For more information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at www.endeavourpress.com. Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks. Follow us on Twitter: @EndeavourPress and on Facebook via http://on.fb.me/1HweQV7. We are always interested in hearing from our readers. Endeavour Press believes that the future is now.