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In the heat of a Greek island summer, some slake their thirsts with cool, clear water. Others prefer something stronger, but disgraced government minister Gikas Fragolis has taken his love of the bottle too far. His habitual drunkenness has cost him his job and lost him many friends - but is it at the root of an enemy's wish to see him dead?

In this first short story featuring the enigmatic Greek detective, Hermes Diaktoros uncovers good intentions gone bad and plumbs the murky depths of human nature for an unlikely killer.

©2014 Anne Zouroudi (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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The Greek Detective - A Real Treat

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A gentle, well-written crime short story set in Greece. Fans of Hermes Diaktoros will know exactly what to expect while those who have never encountered 'the fat man' are in for a real treat. 'Still Waters' will have you coming back for more.

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I love Hermes Diaktoros! Such atmospheric writing

Another great story, which just seems to capture the essence of Greece and it"s people

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Bit of cheat

I have loved this series - and this short story is on exactly the same lines - but perhaps it's time to retire Hermes if he can't go the whole distance.

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  • 19-03-21

Excellent Short Greek Mystery

This is my first listen featuring Greek detective, Hermes Diaktoros, and I loved it! I wish there were more of the books on audio. This one caught and held my attention. The people on the small Greek island all have their ideas about things, and Hermes has the personality to gently draw them out. A monopoly on the town's drinking water (can we say it is HOT there 😁) has most folks in a stir and is at the root of the evil that is plaguing the town. But what could that have to do with the death of former government minister Gikas Fragolis ? Excellent short mystery and great conclusion.

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  • happyjo
  • 09-09-17

A good short story

I wish it would have been longer so that I could have gotten into the story more. I loved the gruff English detective with a heart. An enjoyable story to read while eating lunch!