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The Taint Of Midas. Anne Zouroudi (2011)

by Anne Zouroudi(Favorite Author)
3.67 of 5 Votes: 4
1408821265 (ISBN13: 9781408821268)
Bloomsbury UK
Seven Deadly Sins
review 1: The old man Gabrilis Kaloyeros was a bee keeper and grew watermelons on the slopes near the temple ruins. An unscrupulous man was trying to get his property to build villas. Hermes Diaktoros, who has his villa on the island, is on his way visit Gabrilis, when he sees the familiar hat by the road and finds him dead from a hit and run. He calls the police, and they at first think he is the culprit. However, with Hermes help, they determine to find the villain. Hermes also investigates the news man and a few crooked business people, as well as making friends with the barber/fisherman. Hermes uses his unorthodox methods to reward the good and punish the bad.
review 2: Set on the remote Greek island of Thiminos, Zouroudi has created a mystery that includes my
... morefavorite things--an interesting location, interesting characters, and a good plot. When an elderly local beekeeper dies, his body is discovered by an old friend, Hermes, who seems to have mythical powers to help the local police solve the case. Zouroudi's descriptions of this fat man who loves his snow white tennis shoes as well as her descriptions of the other characters make this a book I want to follow by reading the others in the series. (Net Galley ARC) less
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nice, gentle light mystery. I love her descriptions and characters. I want to go to Greece now!
a series with a different. setting than my usual reads and very enjoyable.
A good light read in a pleasant greek island setting
Just plain ole good mystery. I love the fat man :)
Loved it!
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