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A compelling Athens-based thriller from the author of The Late-night News
Petros Markaris was born in Istanbul in 1937. Having studied Economics, he made his literary debut in Greece in 1965 with a theatrical work, The Tale of Ali Retzo. This was followed by several other plays and film scripts. Markaris recently published a Greek translation of Goethe's Faust to critical acclaim.
An intelligent, warm-hearted European thriller...expect more
energetic thrillers like this one, from an author who shines a
light on the Greece that tourists never see * The Times *
Observant, cynical and dark police procedural...A bleak picture of life in Greece but an interesting story * Literary Review *
Every bit as entertaining as the first * Telegraph *
It's Markaris's vibrant portrait of Athens that makes his novel so entertaining, bringing his home city to life in a way only an insider can achieve * Sunday Telegraph *
Marvellously drawn * Economist *