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The Lady of Sorrows By Anne Zouroudi

The Lady of Sorrows by Anne Zouroudi

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Summary

painter is found dead at sea off the coast of a remote Greek island. For our enigmatic detective Hermes Diaktoros, the plot can only thicken: the painter's work, an icon of the Virgin long famed for its miraculous powers, has just been uncovered as a fake. But has the painter died of natural causes or by a wrathful hand?

The Lady of Sorrows Summary

The Lady of Sorrows by Anne Zouroudi

As he drew closer still, he saw small, white fingers gripping onto the rocks. Then the fingers of one small hand loosed their grip, and the hand made a feeble attempt to wave; and, in that moment, the face's features made sense to him, and he know what he had found ...A painter is found dead at sea off the coast of a remote Greek island. For our enigmatic detective Hermes Diaktoros, the plot can only thicken: the painter's work, an icon of the Virgin long famed for its miraculous powers, has just been uncovered as a fake. But has the painter died of natural causes or by a wrathful hand? What secret is a dishonest gypsy keeping? And what haunts the ancient catacombs beneath the bishop's house? In the fourth Mystery of the Greek Detective, the inimitable Hermes must deal with forgery, betrayal and superstition, and the consequences of all-consuming rage.

The Lady of Sorrows Reviews

'Anne Zouroudi writes beautifully - her books have all the sparkle and light of the island landscapes in which she sets them. The Lady of Sorrows, her latest, is a gorgeous treat ... Lovely, delicious prose and plot - as tasty as one of those irresistible honey-soaked Greek confections' Alexander McCall Smith PRAISE FOR THE MYSTERIES OF THE GREEK DETECTIVE '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' Guardian 'Absorbing and beautifully written and reveals the savage, superstitious reality behind the pretty facade that is all that most of us know of any Greek island' Literary Review 'Diaktoros is a delight. Half Poirot, half deus ex machina, but far more earth-bound than his first name suggests, the portly detective has an other-worldly, Marlowesque incorruptibility as he waddles through the mean olive groves' Guardian

About Anne Zouroudi

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. She is the author of three other Mysteries of the Greek Detective: The Messenger of Athens (shortlisted for the ITV3 Crime Thriller Award for Breakthrough Authors and longlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize), The Taint of Midas and The Doctor of Thessaly.

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GOR001984999
9781408802236
1408802236
The Lady of Sorrows by Anne Zouroudi
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2010-06-07
256
N/A
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