The Messenger of Athens : Mysteries of the Greek Detective

  • by Anne Zouroudi
  • Narrated by Sean Barrett
  • Series: Mysteries of the Greek Detective
  • 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When the battered body of a young woman is discovered on a remote Greek island, the local police are quick to dismiss her death as an accident. Then a stranger arrives, uninvited, from Athens, announcing his intention to investigate further. His methods are unorthodox, and he brings his own mystery into the web of dark secrets and lies. Who has sent him, on whose authority is he acting. And how does he know of dramas played out decades ago?

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What the Critics Say

"This powerfully atmospheric mystery embraces Mediterranean passion, mythic meddling and patriarchal persecution. First-time novelist Anne Zouroudi proves a natural at the dark arts of writing Euro-crime." (Independent)

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Just who is Hermes?

Superbly written glimpse into Greek island life with two excellent mysteries. Who killed the young wife, cleverly resolved by the second mystery Hermes, who has to be more than he seems. How does he know what he knows, and is he the agent of the fates which befall many of the of the books characters? You will want immediately to read the next book in the series to enjoy the writing, the mystery, and in the hope that you find out more about Hermes.
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Definitely going to be listening to next in series

It takes a little while to adjust to the writer's style and accents of the reader - but within an hour I was completely wrapped up in this tale. Anyone who warmed to Mr Golightly's Holiday by Sally Vickers will feel they have an understanding of who the fat man may be but all is open to conjecture...The way the claustrophobic atmosphere of the island is portrayed in terms of its residents is very good and quite manacing - all rather different from the relaxed sunkissed haven seen by the tourists passing through. Sean Barrett is my absolute favourite reader - and yet I do have to agree with another reviewer who said he felt the accents used were rather offputting. SB got the fat man's voice and the rhythm of the narrative absolutely spot on as always - but some of the other characters (who seemed to range from Dorset to Australian) did seem to go a bit haywire! However do not be put off by this -just be aware - once you have overcome this it does not detract from the story or reading at all. And it is well well worth a listen.
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- Linda

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-05-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios