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?
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by Anne Zouroudi
by Andrew Cartmel
by Peter James
by Robert Rotenberg
by Darryl Wimberley
by David Mark
"The village of Morfi, on the fictional Greek island of Arcadia, has experienced a series of violent incidents. Car trouble brings Hermes Diaktoros, the ÒFat Man,Ó to the village just as the local doctor has been viciously attacked, blinded, and beaten. Narrator Gildart Jackson enhances each of the many characters with precisely employed accents and varying tones. HeÕs delightful as the seemingly mild Diaktoros, in his spotless tennis shoes, investigates the crime. Jackson portrays DiaktorosÕs charm as he fields villagers who are eager to tell him all. But the victim himself is strangely reluctant to have the crime solved. Zouroudi knows her way around a thrilling plot filled the complexities of human motivation. JacksonÕs performance makes this fascinating mystery an absorbing listening experience. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"
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