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A welcome move away from Greece
on 10 February 2014
It's an unusual and powerful short story set in the American mid-west from an author we associate with mystery stories set in Greece. You don't always know what you're getting on Kindle Singles, but this one was certainly worth the money.
Pop, a man who his spent his life on the land, is dying now. He sits on the porch, watching the evening roll in and the butterflies settling on the plants and grasses, and he knows he's had enough. But his daughter Jennifer - a city girl who has come to look after him, is intent on keeping him alive for as long as possible - and certainly long enough for her husband to change her father's will.
But this evening doesn't go exactly to plan. The usual agency nurse doesn't turn up, and in her place is Rosita, an enigmatic Hispanic who seems oddly out of place. I can't say more without spoiling the resolution of the story, but it is wonderfully written and makes you aware of what Anne could do if she took a rest from writing Greek mysteries and tackled the contemporary novel instead.