The philosopher Aristotle appears in seven detective novels by the academic Margaret Doody in which he makes use of hisinvestigative powers to solve murder mysteries. In Aristotle andpoetic justice Stephanos, a friend of Aristotle, narrates how Anthia, the heiress of a silver merchant, has been abducted. While Stephanosand Aristotle pursue the abductor and the heiress on the road to Delphi, two murders complicate their challenge. Doody’s novel provides a convenient framework for opening awindow onto the Greek world of 330 BC. In the body of the article,hypertextual allusions introduced by Doody are examined andevaluated, using a modified version of Genette’s scheme ashermeneutic paradigm.