The Whispers of Nemesis

The Whispers of Nemesis

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

It is winter in the mountains of Greece and as the snow falls in the tiny village of Vrisi a coffin is unearthed and broken open, revealing some unexpected remains to the astonished mourners gathered at the graveside.
In a village where gossip flows like ouzo, the discovery in the grave sets tongues wagging and heads shaking. But when a body is found buried beneath the fallen snow in the shadow of the shrine of St Fanourios (the patron saint of lost things), it seems the truth, behind both the body and the coffin may be far stranger than the villagers' wildest imaginings. Hermes Diaktoros, drawn to the mountains on an affair of the heart, finds himself embroiled in the mysteries of Vrisi, as well as the enigmatic last will and testament of Greece's most admired modern poet.

The Whispers of Nemesis is a story of desperate measures and dark secrets, of murder and immortality, and of pride coming before the steepest of falls.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 19mm | 245g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1408821915
  • 9781408821916
  • 368,111

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A wonderful depiction of life in rural Greece in wintertime, a plot full of curious characters and mysterious developments, and a detective who's a mixture of Poirot, Marlowe and Clarence the angel from It's A Wonderful Life - this book is a real delight, refreshing and original Morning Star
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A wonderful depiction of life in rural Greece in wintertime, a plot full of curious characters and mysterious developments, and a detective who's a mixture of Poirot, Marlowe and Clarence the angel from It's A Wonderful Life - this book is a real delight, refreshing and original * Morning Star * PRAISE FOR THE MYSTERIES OF THE GREEK DETECTIVE

'Anne Zouroudi writes beautifully - her books have all the sparkle and light of the island landscapes in which she sets them. The Lady of Sorrows, her latest, is a gorgeous treat ... Lovely, delicious prose and plot - as tasty as one of those irresistible honey-soaked Greek confections' * Alexander McCall Smith * 'A cracking plot, colourful local characters and descriptions of the hot, dry countryside so strong that you can almost see the heat haze and hear the cicadas - the perfect read to curl up with' * Guardian * 'Absorbing and beautifully written and reveals the savage, superstitious reality behind the pretty facade that is all that most of us know of any Greek island' * Literary Review * 'Diaktoros is a delight. Half Poirot, half deus ex machina, but far more earth-bound than his first name suggests, the portly detective has an other-worldly, Marlowesque incorruptibility as he waddles through the mean olive groves' * Guardian *
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About Anne Zouroudi

Anne Zouroudi was born in England and has lived in the Greek islands. Her attachment to Greece remains strong, and the country is the inspiration for much of her writing. She now lives in the Derbyshire Peak District with her son. She is the author of four other Mysteries of the Greek Detective: The Messenger of Athens (shortlisted for the ITV3 Crime Thriller Award for Breakthrough Authors and longlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize), The Taint of Midas, The Doctor of Thessaly and The Lady of Sorrows.
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254 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 26% (66)
4 42% (106)
3 25% (64)
2 6% (15)
1 1% (3)
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