'It is winter in the mountains of northern Greece and as the snow falls in the tiny village of Vrisi a coffin is unearthed and broken open. But to the astonishment of the mourners at the graveside, the remains inside the coffin have been transformed, and as news of the bizarre discovery spreads through the village like forest fire it sets tongues wagging and heads shaking. Then, in the shadow of the shrine of St Fanourios (patron saint of lost things), a body is found, buried under the fallen snow - a body whose identity only deepens the mystery around the exhumed remains. There's talk of witchcraft, and the devil's work - but it seems the truth, behind both the body and the coffin, may be far stranger than the villagers' wildest imaginings. '
I'm a great fan of Anne Zouroudi's immortal detective Hermes Diaktoros. I love the Greek setting and the writing never disappoints - in fact she seems to be growing in confidence. This is detective fiction of a very literary character. Her latest plot concerns a poet who, tired of the poor returns of his profession, decides on a drastic course of action to boost his sales. That is, until the Greek gods decide to take an interest. Nemesis will always find you out.
This is the first of the series that I've read on Kindle - very reasonably priced. But I'll also be buying the printed version because I love the covers!
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