Dependable, Intermediate, Adventure, Antiquity, Female Lead
Delilah Dirk is no ordinary lady. Travelling through Turkey, she and her friend Selim come to the aid of some friends looking for safe harbor from a storm. Unfortunately, the tyrant Kucuk, leader of the local town, wants nothing to do with them. Delilah forms a plan, but in the process makes an enemy of Kucuk. Thus begins a "cat and mouse" chase and treasure hunt! Both sides try to outwit the other as they cross countries to be the first to find all of the pieces to unlock the keys of an ancient long-lost city. Delilah has some tricks up her sleeve though, and Kucuk discovers that she's not quite the genteel lady that she seems.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 40:
9, Article 20.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol40/iss9/20