When the Devil's Idle

When the Devil's Idle 1

by Leta Serafim

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/09/2015

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In the Book of Revelation, written by St. John on the Greek island of Patmos, it was said a pale horse would appear whose rider was death, others would cry out for vengeance, and the stars of heaven would fall to the earth. Death does indeed come to Patmos when a German tourist is found murdered in the garden of one of the island's fabled estates. Yiannis Patronas, Chief Officer of the Chios police, is called in to investigate. He summons his top detective, Giorgos Tembelos, and his friend and amateur sleuth, Papa Michalis, to assist him. What the policemen discover will disturb them long after the conclusion of the case. Only six people were at the house at the time of the murder--the gardener and housekeeper, the victim's son and his wife and their two children, a boy of seven and a teenage girl of sixteen. All appear to be innocent. But access to the isolated estate is severely restricted. Surrounded by high walls, it has only one entrance: a metal gate that was bolted at the time of the crime. Patronas can only conclude that one of the six is a killer. He continues to probe, uncovering the family's many secrets. Some are very old, others more recent. All are horrifying. But which of these secrets led to murder? Book 2 of the Greek Islands Mystery series, which began with The Devil Takes Half.
ISBN:
9781603819985
Category:
European history
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-09-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Epicenter Press, Incorporated
Country of origin:
United States

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  • Fabulous writing! Keeps you guessing!

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    Serafim does a great job with knitting together the past and present, and does not allow you to see who did what until the very end. Magnificent writing! More!
    — CJ Loiacono