The Messenger of Athens
Publish date: July 19th 2010
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Series: The Greek Detective (#1)
As with Anne's other Greek-set book, I didn't find this interested me enough. Having said that, I'm sure that had more to do with me not liking the genre than the actual content of the novel.
The author’s bio speaks glowingly of her love for the Greek Islands; so I was rather expecting a light and sun-drenched mystery designed for vacation reading. What I got was better – but much darker. This story is more of an expose of all that’s wrong with island life, rather than an ode to its joys...
I liked this book, although not as well as I liked Doctor of Thessaly, which I read first, not realizing it was the third in a series. This one was pretty much unremittingly dark. Although it takes place on an island in Greece, it's during the cold season when there is neither sun nor business. The ...
When I was twelve, I started reading Agatha Christie. I loved her books so much I think I managed to get my hands on every single one of 'em. Every. Single. One. Why am I talking about Agatha Christie? Because she created Hercule Poirot, of course. And Anne Zouroudi's detective in The Messenger of A...