The Doctor of Thessaly

A Seven Deadly Sins Mystery
By Anne Zouroudi (Electronic Book, 2012)
A jilted bride weeps on an empty beach. A local doctor is attacked in an isolated churchyard. Trouble arrives at a bad time to the backwater village of Morfi, just as the community is making headlines with a visit from a high-ranking government minister. Fortunately, where there's trouble, there's Hermes Diaktoros, the mysterious fat man whose tennis shoes are always pristine and whose investigative methods are always unorthodox.

Hermes must investigate a brutal crime, thwart the petty machinations of the town's ex-mayor and his cronies, and try to settle the troubled waters of two sisters' relationship. But how can he unravel a mystery that not even the victim wants solved?

Set against a radiant Mediterranean backdrop, THE DOCTOR OF THESSALY is a spellbinding mystery about the dark consequences of envy.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Electronic Book

    • Price: $11.99 US/$11.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316217859

    • On Sale Date: 12/04/2012

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Reagan Arthur Books

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book

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A jilted bride weeps on an empty beach. A local doctor is attacked in an isolated churchyard. Trouble arrives at a bad time to the backwater village of Morfi, just as the community is making headlines with a visit from a high-ranking government minister. Fortunately, where there's trouble, there's Hermes Diaktoros, the mysterious fat man whose tennis shoes are always pristine and whose investigative methods are always unorthodox.

Hermes must investigate a brutal crime, thwart the petty machinations of the town's ex-mayor and his cronies, and try to settle the troubled waters of two sisters' relationship. But how can he unravel a mystery that not even the victim wants solved?

Set against a radiant Mediterranean backdrop, THE DOCTOR OF THESSALY is a spellbinding mystery about the dark consequences of envy.

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.
  • PRAISE FOR THE DOCTOR OF THESSALY:

    "Zouroudi's latest mystery brings the Hellenic vibe tantalisingly close...The plot works well, but more diverting still is Zouroudi's atmospheric portrait of this austerely beautiful backwater." (Emma Hagestadt, The Independent (UK)).

  • PRAISE FOR THE TAINT OF MIDAS:

    "Appealing...In Anne Zouroudi's talented hands, Arcadia comes across as a once-lovely place with traces of the old, fresh, aromatic island still intact, but with ever larger swaths smashed by the machinery of industrial tourism." (Richard Lipez, The Washington Post).

  • "A leisurely paced contemporary steeped in Greek mythology...With its wonderful premise for a  mystery series, this entry captivates. Hermes is a fastidious philosopher, making this perfect book group material. Highly recommended, particularly for Alexander McCall Smith fans and perhaps the Nero Wolfe set as well." (Library Journal).

  • "Lyrical...a lovely paean to the Greek islands." (Publishers Weekly).

  • PRAISE FOR THE MESSENGER OF ATHENS:

    "Riveting...as surprising as a classic detective story, and as sad and inevitable as an ancient Greek drama." (Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal).

  • "This elegant mystery has the hallmarks of a classic Greek tragedy." (Carole E. Barrowman, Minneapolis Star Tribune).

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The Doctor of Thessaly
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $11.99 US/$11.99 CAN
  • ISBN-13: 9780316217859
  • On Sale Date: 12/04/2012
The Doctor of Thessaly