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Nemesis of the Dead

Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
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Ten holidaymakers are bound for Katastrophos, a tiny Greek island steeped in superstition and myth. Ten people whose lives are about to change forever, because one of them is planning a ruthless murder.

Detective Inspector Jack Dawes of the Murder Squad is working undercover to prevent it, and takes his wife, Corrie, to the island, ostensibly on a belated honeymoon. Mayhem ensues when a storm destroys the island’s communications, cutting it off from civilisation. This, and a bizarre island ritual, provide the murderer with a perfect opportunity – but fate intervenes.

Finally, time runs out and a deadly battle of wits develops between policeman and killer. Of the ten who arrive on Katastrophos, not all will return home…

©2009 Frances Lloyd (P)2010 Soundings

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Nemesis of the Dead

A Greek Island, death stalking a group of tourists, excellent characterisation and a fast-paced plot make this a genuinely gripping read. Agatha christie it isn't, but a light touch keeps humour and drama in tension.

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  • Karen Ross
  • 13-11-19

Island vacationers encounter murder mystery

This was the second time I tried to get into this and I am happy that I didn’t give up on it. I do so love my British detective books. An entertaining listen by a phenomenal new narrator (to me) Gordon Griffin. Author Frances Lloyd interweaves the lives of numerous people as they gather on a remote Greek island. Secrets and surprises revealed. I did figure out a bit of the ending. But still, well worth a listen; I wanted to save a treasured credit and instead paid a very reasonable amount for this one.

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  • Wayne
  • 28-09-15

Lots of laughs

What a fun book! Laughed out loud several times. The narrator was wonderful. I could picture each character like I knew them. Can't wait to listen to more by Lloyd.