Anne Zouroudi is the creator of Hermes Diaktoros, one of contemporary crime fiction’s most original and intriguing investigators
‘Diaktoros is a delight. There is also 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.’ – Guardian
‘Anne Zouroudi writes beautifully – her books have all the sparkle and light of the island landscapes in which she sets them. Lovely, delicious prose and plot – as tasty as one of those irresistible honey-soaked Greek confections. – Alexander McCall-Smith
The Greek Detective – a New Hercule Poirot
Hermes – known as the fat man – is every bit as well-dressed and fastidious as Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot. And like Poirot, he’s tasked with bringing justice where there is none, and righting wrongs whose roots are sometimes buried deep. Yet in searching out the answers to the puzzles that he finds, he himself remains a mystery. On whose authority does he act? And how does he know of dramas played out long ago?
An Award-winning Crime Series
Anne’s award-winning novels are set among the beautiful landscapes of Greece and the Greek islands – between the olive groves and sparkling blue seas – where time has little meaning, and the pressures of modern life are easily forgotten. Choose any one to begin your travels.