Alexander the Great died in Babylon at the age of 32 after suffering ten days of a high fever. Theories concerning the cause of his death have ranged from poisoning to malaria to meningitis to a bacterial infection from drinking contaminated water. Did Alexander die of a natural cause or was he poisoned?
Similarly, in THE DEADLIEST FEVER, the fourth Miriam bat Isaac mystery, Hamilcar, the captain of the Thalia, dies in flagrante delicto at a sleazy waterfront inn. Did he suffer a heart attack or was he poisoned?
Leave it to Miriam to investigate.
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