The Messenger Of Athens: A Novel

Paperback | July 1, 2011

byAnne Zouroudi

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Idyllic but remote, the Greek island of Thiminos seems untouched by the modern world. So when the battered body of a young woman is discovered at the foot of a cliff, the local police--governed more by archaic rules of honor than by the law--are quick to close the case, dismissing her death as an accident.
Then a stranger arrives, uninvited, from Athens, announcing his intention to investigate further. Hermes's methods of investigation are unorthodox, and his message to the islanders is plain--tell the truth or face the consequences. But Hermes brings his own mystery into the web of dark secrets and lies. Who has sent him to Thiminos, and on whose authority is he acting?

Rich in images of Greece's beautiful islands and evoking a life unknown to most outsiders, this compelling novel leads the reader into a world where the myths of the past are not forgotten, and forbidden passion still has dangerous consequences.

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Idyllic but remote, the Greek island of Thiminos seems untouched by the modern world. So when the battered body of a young woman is discovered at the foot of a cliff, the local police--governed more by archaic rules of honor than by the law--are quick to close the case, dismissing her death as an accident.Then a stranger arrives, uninv...

Anne Zouroudi was born in England and has lived in the Greek islands. Her attachment to Greece remains strong; the country is the inspiration for much of her writing. She now lives in northern England.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:July 1, 2011Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316069914

ISBN - 13:9780316069915

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from I really enjoyed this book, the story and main charachter reminded me a bit of a Poirot story but all the same it was really enjoyable I couldn't put it down. However when I did reach the end I was suprised and a bit dissapointed of who the murderer was and the reason why they murdered this young woman, but the description of how and why they did it when they were explaining everything to the main charachter left me chilled to the bone it was such a cold and vindictive act of aggresion and the person described it with no remorse and a ''so what'' and a '' it was her fault why we did it '' attitude that made me feel sick with disgust. Overall a good book and will be reading the next one.
Date published: 2014-01-22