The Messenger of Athens : Reissued, Paperback Book
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From the real life Shirley Valentine, Anne Zouroudi's first Greek mystery with the popular detective, Hermes Diaktoros. When the battered body of a young woman is discovered on a remote Greek island, the local police are quick to dismiss her death as an accident.

Then a stranger arrives, uninvited, from Athens, announcing his intention to investigate further.

His methods are unorthodox, and he brings his own mystery into the web of dark secrets and lies.

Who has sent him, on whose authority is he acting, and how does he know of dramas played out decades ago?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781408821251



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I decided to buy this book (the first in a series) after attending a talk given by its author, who spoke very candidly about how she came to create the series. That she once lived in Greece shows in her evocative description of the country and its people. A page turning plot which kept me to its end – an end I certainly didn't see coming. For me, a series to follow.