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The Taint of Midas


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The second novel in the exciting new series by debut author Anne Zouroudi: The Mysteries of the Greek Detective, a series that follows the seven deadly sins The Fat Man returns in a story of old loyalties, new intrigues and fatal greed in the stunning new novel from Anne ZouroudiThe Messenger of Athens has been long-listed for the prestigious Desmond Eliott Prize for sparkling new fiction

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Anne Zouroudi was born in England and has lived in the Greek islands. Her attachment to Greece remains strong, and the country is the inspiration for much of her writing. She now lives in the Derbyshire Peak District with her son.


'Diaktoros is a delight ... There is also a cracking plot, colourful local characters and descriptions of the hot, dry countryside so strong that you can almost see the heat haze and hear the cicadas - the perfect read to curl up with as the nights draw in' Guardian 'The writing is elegiac and elegant, the detective endearing' Literary Review PRAISE FOR THE MESSENGER OF ATHENS 'Evocative and tantalizing ... it stars a mysterious but very likeable protagonist, the Fat Man. Stylishly repackaged for the paperback, I've a hunch they could do very well indeed' Bookseller '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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