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The righting of wrongs,
This review is from: The Bull of Mithros (Mysteries of/Greek Detective 6) (Paperback)
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.