Hermes Diaktoros, the inimitable Greek Detective returns in a tale of hubris and Homer, of dark Greek coffee and even darker secrets.
It is winter in the mountains of Greece and as the snow falls in the tiny village of Vrisi a coffin is unearthed and broken open, revealing some unexpected remains to the astonished mourners gathered at the graveside.
In a village where gossip flows like ouzo, the discovery in the grave sets tongues wagging and heads shaking. But when a body is found buried beneath the fallen snow in the shadow of the shrine of St Fanourios (the patron saint of lost things), it seems the truth, behind both the body and the coffin may be far stranger than the villagers' wildest imaginings. Hermes Diaktoros, drawn to the mountains on an affair of the heart, finds himself embroiled in the mysteries of Vrisi, as well as the enigmatic last will and testament of Greece's most admired modern poet.
The Whispers of Nemesis is a story of desperate measures and dark secrets, of murder and immortality, and of pride coming before the steepest of falls.
Anne Zouroudi was born in England and has lived in the Greek islands. Her attachment to Greece remains strong, and the country is the inspiration for much of her writing. She now lives in the Derbyshire Peak District with her son. She is the author of five other Mysteries of the Greek Detective: The Messenger of Athens (shortlisted for the ITV3 Crime Thriller Award for Breakthrough Authors and longlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize), The Taint of Midas, The Doctor of Thessaly, The Lady of Sorrows and The Bull of Mithros.