Ten holidaymakers are bound for Katastrophos, a tiny Greek island steeped in superstition and myth. Ten people whose lives are about to change forever, because one of them is planning a ruthless murder.
Detective Inspector Jack Dawes of the Murder Squad is working undercover to prevent it, and takes his wife, Corrie, to the island, ostensibly on a belated honeymoon. Mayhem ensues when a storm destroys the island’s communications, cutting it off from civilisation. This, and a bizarre island ritual, provide the murderer with a perfect opportunity – but fate intervenes.
Finally, time runs out and a deadly battle of wits develops between policeman and killer. Of the ten who arrive on Katastrophos, not all will return home…
©2009 Frances Lloyd (P)2010 Soundings
"Nemesis of the Dead"
A Greek Island, death stalking a group of tourists, excellent characterisation and a fast-paced plot make this a genuinely gripping read. Agatha christie it isn't, but a light touch keeps humour and drama in tension.
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