Wednesday, November 28, 2012

MystereBooks: The Messenger of Athens by Anne Zouroudi

MystereBooks: Mystery, Suspense and Thriller eBooks

Every Saturday we publish an updated list of Kindle mysteries priced $2.99 or less. And we usually do a quick check mid-week as well, to see if any titles have received new discounts from the publisher … or to see what we may have missed from our previous check.

This is one of the latter situations. Indeed, it looks like this title — The Messenger of Athens, the first Hermes Diaktoros mystery by Anne Zouroudi — was discounted some time ago by the publisher to $2.99 and we quite simply missed it. So, rather than wait until Saturday, we thought we'd mention it today.

The author originally conceived "The Mysteries of the Greek Detective" as a series of seven novels, each based on one of the Deadly Sins. (Six have been published to date, though only the first three are available here in the US.) The Messenger of Athens, the first in the series, has at its core the sin of lust. Read more about the book, below, together with purchase options.

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The Messenger of Athens by Anne Zouroudi

The Messenger of Athens
Anne Zouroudi
A Hermes Diaktoros, Greek Detective Mystery (1st in series)

Idyllic but remote, the Greek island of Thiminos seems untouched and untroubled by the modern world. So when the battered body of a young woman is discovered at the foot of a cliff, the local police — governed more by archaic rules of honor than by the law — are quick to close the case, dismissing her death as an accident.

Then a stranger arrives, uninvited, from Athens, announcing his intention to investigate further into the crime he believes has been committed. Refusing to accept the woman's death as an accident or suicide, Hermes Diaktoros sets out to uncover the truths that skulk beneath this small community's exterior.

Hermes's methods of investigation are unorthodox, and his message to the islanders is plain — tell the truth or face the consequences. Before long, he's uncovering a tale of passion, corruption and murder that entangles many of the island's residents. But Hermes brings his own mystery into the web of dark secrets and lies — and as he travels the rugged island landscape to investigate, questions and suspicions arise amongst the locals. Who has sent him to Thiminos, and on whose authority is he acting? And how does he know of dramas played out decades ago?

The Messenger of Athens by Anne Zouroudi, Amazon Kindle format  The Messenger of Athens by Anne Zouroudi, iTune iBook format  The Messenger of Athens by Anne Zouroudi, Kobo format

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