Hermes Diaktoros returns in the seventh gripping, sun-drenched instalment of The Mysteries of the Greek Detective.
The olive harvest is drawing to a close in the town of Dendra, and when Hermes Diaktoros arrives for the celebratory festival he expects an indulgent day of food and wine. But as young men leap a blazing bonfire in feats of daring, one of them is badly burned. Did he fall? Or was he pushed? Then, as Hermes learns of a deep-running feud between two families, one of their patriarchs dies. Determined to find out why, Hermes follows a bitter trail through the olive groves to reveal a motive for murder, and uncovers a dark deed brought to light by the sin of gluttony.
©2013 Anne Zouroudi; 2014 Audible, Inc.
I found that this tale of our 'Fat Man' was just subtly different from the other tales in the series - perhaps because we meet Hermes' half brother. Whatever the slight change was I think that helped to maintain interest in what is now quite a long series of books. Anyone who has enjoyed the previous stories will not find this a disappointment, it is another leisurely and pleasant listen knowing that our Fat Man will tie up all the loose ends and ensure that justice takes place. It may be a well worn scenario now, but it still works.
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