This unusual mystery revolves around anachronism, but it's really about the search for a lost heir, a lost hero, and the discovery of the truth behind the myth of the Labyrinth at Knossos, Crete. Each chapter begins with an installment of the story of Theseus and the Minotaur or Theseus and Ariadne.
Truelove and Lord Silverton search for Maximilian Haywood, missing heir of the Duke of Olympia. The story thread unravels as Truelove and Silverton sail the Aegean looking for Haywood and, well, Ariadne. From the Palace of Knossos to the caves of Skyros, our intrepid travelers seek the truth about the Minoan murals and the secrets they reveal. The story is a little magical and has a few anachronisms thrown in, but mostly, it’s a great romp through the seas on a steel yacht in 1906.
Written in a 1906 British style, you'll fall in love with Truelove and her companions.
If you want to know more about deciphering the language, Linear B, that the archaeologist mentions, check out Margalit Fox The Riddle of the Labyrinth