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Anne Zouroudi
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7 Jun 2012 Mysteries of/Greek Detective 6

It is summer, and as tourists, drawn by the legend of a priceless missing artifact, disembark on the sun-drenched quay of Mithros, the languid calm of the island is broken by the unorthodox arrival of a stranger who has been thrown overboard in the bay. Lacking money or identification, he is forced for a while to remain on Mithros. But is he truly a stranger? To some, his face seems familiar.

The arrival of the investigator Hermes Diaktoros, intrigued himself by the island's fabled bull, coincides with a violent and mysterious death. This violence has an echo in Mithros's recent past: in a brutal unsolved crime committed several years before, which, although apparently forgotten may not yet have been forgiven.

As Hermes sets about solving the complex puzzle of who is guilty and who is innocent, he discovers a web of secrets and unspoken loyalties, and it soon becomes clear that the bull of Mithros may only be the least of the island's shadowy mysteries.


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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (7 Jun 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408819384
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408819388
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.2 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 268,003 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

"Anne Zouroudi writes beautifully - her books have all the sparkle and light of the island landscapes in which she sets them. Lovely, delicious prose and plot - as tasty as one of those irresistible honey-soaked Greek confections." - Alexander McCall-Smith.

'The Bull of Mithros' is currently nominated for the Coventry Book Award, and Anne's work has received wide critical acclaim. She has now been nominated for three national prizes and in 2012, she won the East Midlands Book Award for 'The Whispers of Nemesis'.

Greece's people, culture and myths inspire Anne's current novels - the Mysteries of the Greek Detective, featuring crime fiction's most enigmatic detective, Hermes Diaktoros, whose origins are as much a puzzle as the mysteries he solves.

Anne grew up in Yorkshire, has lived in the USA and Greece, and she currently lives in Derbyshire's Peak District. However it was the beguiling, bewitching world of Greece's beautiful islands, where Anne lived for many years after marrying a Greek fisherman in the early 1990s, that have inspired her marvellous Greek Mysteries Novels and allowed her to write authentically about the Greek people, Greek food and culture and the Greek islands themselves.



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Greece ... has never appeared more beautiful or damaged, and secrets lurk behind every ruin. Fortunately, Zouroudi's masterfully compelling detective Hermes Diaktoros is on hand to sort the facts from the myths surrounding the violent death of a mysterious stranger (Daily Mirror)

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 façade 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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Hermes Diaktoros, the inimitable Greek Detective, returns in a tale of shipwrecks and sloth, sun-drenched islands and slow-burning revenge

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars authentic greece 5 Mar 2013
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I have learnt such a lot about greece from Hermes Diaktoris and his many expeditions around the Greek islands. he is such a powerful charactor but at the same time very laid back. His delving into the lives of others without causing upset is magic. Is he magic or is he real? I suppose I will find out eventually as I keep reading. I await the next book with baited breath.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another absorbing tale from Anne Zouroudi 17 Mar 2013
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I love Hermes Diaktoros just as much as I like the idea of divine justice for those who deserve it in Anne Zouroudi's tales. As I understand it, she has set out to write 7 Hermes stories but I wish she would go on writing them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 10 Feb 2013
By Crabbie
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I read this book because I was enchanted by the authors other books in this series. I was not disappointed and thoroughly enjoyed it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read 20 Oct 2012
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The tiny Greek island of Mithros has two mysteries dating back years: the disappearance of a supposedly Minoan figurine of a bull only a few days after discovery, and the reason for a violent assault on the community's most prominent citizen leaving him maimed in the hands. Now another arises in the form of a card-sharp thrown overboard from a departing boat without clothes, money or papers, but possibly a previous visitor with dubious associations. An investigator stranded by the need for repairs to his yacht looks into these affairs and links them all together; the only mystery remaining is his own identity.

The style of writing is easy and elegant, the viewpoint intensely civilised, character depicted with affection even even in human fallibility, and the whole a delight. Strongly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Grecian Mystery in the Islands 6 Feb 2013
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All the intrigue of modern detective stories together with the history and magic of the Greek islands and their culture.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read. 18 July 2012
By Lulu
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An absolutely wonderful story. I have read all of this authors books and this latest one lives up to my expectations. The main character, the fat man, is as intriguing as ever. Is he sent from the gods? The writer has a real feel for the Greek country and it's people. I wait for more books to be written.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read from Anne Zouroudi 27 July 2014
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I have loved all of Anne Zouroudi’s books so far and this one is no exception. Having lived in Greece I can appreciate the way in which she gets to the heart of the Greek character. Hermes is a wonderful creation, sent by some higher power although we are left to our own devices to work out which higher power, he always manages to bring a mystery to a satisfying conclusion. In this case it is the missing effigy of a bull that has disappeared along with its replica from the museum. With a stranger suddenly landing on the shores and a benefactor about whom little is known, Hermes manages to bring order amidst the chaos.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The righting of wrongs 13 Oct 2012
By Roman Clodia TOP 100 REVIEWER
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A past violent crime, a lost artefact, and an unnamed stranger on Mithros - and the enigmatic Hermes Diaktoros has another opportunity to dispense justice and right the wrongs of the past.

I've only read one of the other books in this series but it's not a problem to dip in and out. Zouroudi writes beautifully but don't expect a sparkling, sun-drenched tourists' Greece - she uncovers something far darker and much closer to the ancient Greece of Athenian tragedy where the family, especially, is both the place of the closest of bonds, and the site for the greatest transgressions.

So Hermes restores a sense of order, stability and resolution - but the requisite ending doesn't quite manage to wipe out the very dark heart of this book. Recommended for an intelligent mystery novel with a strong sense of place and atmosphere.
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3.0 out of 5 stars ... first Anna Zouroudi book I have read and i enjoyed the easy and...
This is the first Anna Zouroudi book I have read and i enjoyed the easy and relaxed style. I found the build up to the reveal a little bit slow but maybe I expected more action. Read more
Published 1 hour ago by Alli
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
Another very enjoyable book by this prolific author !!
Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars This was unusual story, well written, which held ...
This was unusual story,well written, which held my interest from page one.
Published 5 days ago by sheila wray
5.0 out of 5 stars DELIGHTFUL
Really enjoyed this book from the Greek Detective Series. Anne Zouroudi KNOWS her Greek islands and the psychology of the people. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Mrs CME
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read for all lovers of Greece and her people.
I love the Greek detective series. I have had a number of Greek holidays and these books transport me back there. It is like an authentic piece of Greek life.
Published 18 days ago by Maz
5.0 out of 5 stars In praise of Hermes !
Having been reared, or rather , rearing myself on a literary diet of " hard boiled " crime thrillers, from Mike Hammer, Chandler, right up to Pelicanos. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gabriel Connolly
3.0 out of 5 stars Good as ever, but lacking in plot
I love Anne Zouroudi, and all of her books have been pleasurable reads for me. The series is by far the best crime solving I have encountered, with its unique way of investigating. Read more
Published 4 months ago by MaryMorstan
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of things to eat!!
I just love Anne Zouroudi's books. Her hero is almost always referred to as "the fat man", impeccably dressed but with white tennis shoes, engaged in investigations for... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jan
5.0 out of 5 stars Bull of Mithros
Anne Zouroudi is a remarkable writer, and her stories are not like any other. They have an extraordinary mood of their own and her creations are set in a Greece that seems to come... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Magnolia
5.0 out of 5 stars out of this world?
Hermes Diaktoris once again weaves his magic upon the inhabitants of another small Outpost of Greece. Read more
Published 6 months ago by soundman
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