The Taint of Midas : Reissued, Paperback Book
5 out of 5 (1 rating)


From the real life Shirley Valentine, Anne Zouroudi's second Greek mystery with the popular detective, Hermes Diaktoros.

For over half a century the beautiful Temple of Apollo has been in the care of the old beekeeper Gabrilis.

But when the value of the land soars he is forced to sign away his interests - and hours later he meets a violent, lonely death.

When Hermes Diaktoros finds his friend's battered body by a dusty roadside, the police quickly make him the prime suspect.

But with rapacious developers threatening Arcadia's most ancient sites, there are many who stand to gain from Gabrilis's death.

Our investigator resolves to avenge his old friend and find the true culprit, but his methods are, as ever, unorthodox ...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781408821268



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For a synopsis, see elsewhere; I want merely to reassure readers that the fat man is back, in all his glory, and this time it's personal. The bad end badly, the good (what few of them there are) end well - just as it should be. Anne Zouroudi paints a powerful picture of the gnawing miasma that is avarice, poisoning all about it. Only the Greek detective can bring an end to the present trouble in paradise.