The Gifts of Poseidon – The Eighth Greek Detective Mystery
At the heart of The Gifts of Poseidon is the sea, where in Greek mythology the god Poseidon ruled.
When a lucky fisherman hooks a fabulous golden-scaled fish, it seems the future prosperity of the island of Liteos is assured. But fifteen years later, the golden fish are all but gone, and the fishers’ nets bring up increasingly poor catches from an almost barren sea.
Then a young couple discover a body in a remote cove, and the dead man is identified as Tassos Hardouvelis, an entrepreneur who envisioned a new future for Liteos’s fishermen – a vision not everyone welcomed. Was Tassos’s death an accident? How could he have died at two different times? And is there more than one killer at the heart of this baffling mystery?
In his eighth case, enigmatic investigator Hermes Diaktoros enters a world of lively red herrings where the ties of blood are strong and the truth is painstakingly obscured. Sizzling in the summer heat, The Gifts of Poseidon is a hymn to Greece, to its beauty, its people and its food. Against this delectable back-drop, it is above all a compelling and dramatic story of the extraordinary sacrifices ordinary people will make to protect the ones they love.
Alonissos: A Greek Island Setting
The Gifts of Poseidon is set on the fictional island of Liteos, but Liteos was inspired by a real place – beautiful Alonissos, one of the Sporades islands to the east of mainland Greece. Never been there? See what Anne found so inspiring in the video below.