Thursday, November 5, 2015
Leta Serafim - When the Devil's Idle - Review & Giveaway
About the Book
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.
On the Greek island of Patmos, the mutilated body of an elderly German man is discovered by the gardener. What makes it highly unusual is the fact that the victim's family was home at the time of the murder.
Chief Officer Yannis Patronas is called in to investigate the crime. As he delves into the terrible secrets of the family, clues begin to add up.
I enjoyed following the journey of the investigation and how it led Yannis to the horrible truth. I always relish a good mystery and this one certainly delivered on all counts.
When the Devil's Idle can be purchased at:
Barnes and Noble
Formats: $6.95 ebook, $13.95 paperback
Genre: Mystery Suspense Thriller
Release: September 1, 2015
Publisher: Coffeetown Press
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About the Author
Leta Serafim is the author of the Greek Islands Mystery series, published by the Coffeetown Press, as well as the historical novel, To Look on Death No More. She has visited over twenty-five islands in Greece and continues to divide her time between Boston and Greece.
Links to connect with Leta:
Blog Tour Site
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