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Murder in Mykonos

by Jeffrey Siger

Murder in Mykonos by Jeffrey Siger X
Murder in Mykonos by Jeffrey Siger
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  • Published Jan 2009
    283 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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  • Hilary (Tucson AZ)
    Murder in Mykonos
    Though the book started a bit slowly, it engaged me with a decent mystery and a very good feel for Mykonos. Jeffrey Signer obviously knows the people and terrain and it makes a great setting for this novel. I got a better feel for the male characters than the women who were the victims. The males seemed more fully developed as characters though not always sympathetic ones. I would read another mystery by Siger.
  • Karen (Columbus OH)
    Murder in Mykonos
    I enjoyed the book. It was well written and easy to read. Fast paced, exciting, and I really enjoyed the lead detective. I am looking forward to seeing what Jeffrey Siger writes next. I am sure Detective Andreas Kaldis will become a series. I also enjoyed the setting of the Greek Islands. And, the twist at the end was very unexpected.
  • Katherine (Gloucester Point VA)
    Summertime Slaying
    Mykonos Island is a Grecian gem, so when a body is discovered all the politicians want to keep it quiet. A sharp, handsome Athenian detective, "banished" to sleepy Mykonos, is teamed up with an old homicide chief to solve the murder...but bodies keep popping up. With time running out, the pages turn to the beat of spectacular sunrises, nude beaches, plenty of suspects and wild Grecian nights. Characters are real and the action moves. Fun!
  • Kay (Lake Jackson TX)
    Murder in Mykonos
    The first few chapters of the book were a little slow and left me wondering if the author was really going to make me care enough about any of the characters to keep reading. He did succeed, however, in developing the characters and the plot so that the suspense built and made it difficult to put the book down. The bonus was learning a little about Greek culture.
  • Lorna -- Cambria, CA (Cambria CA)
    A Promising Start
    A good setting can enhance a mystery so that the reader is champing at the bit for the next book. You want to go back there! Siger achieves this. He moves the reader around a lot, and shows respect for Mykonians even while deftly illustrating their foibles. It's as if the island is itself a character and that's a very good beginning for a series.

    He's a good plotter, keeping things moving through a variety of political roadblocks, to a murky twist at the end. Siger's protagonist has father figure issues that make me want to know what happens to the guy -- a good sign! The secondary characters are vibrant. The victims make mistakes but they're understandable mistakes and the reader roots for them. The female characters, especially Katerina the attorney -- we must see more of her -- have strength and humor. You can tell this is a first book -- there's room for his writing to become more deft -- but it's a good first book. I look forward to the next one.
  • Deb (Belpre OH)
    another got to turn the page quickly review!
    Couldn't put this book down until the end! Learned much about Greece and the surrounding islands woven throughout this absorbing mystery. I am not a detective when it comes to solving mysteries in books, but I doubt I could have figured this one out, even if I were. Poisoned Pen Press authors always come through!!
  • Bruce (Boston Ma)
    Murder in Mykonos
    It is difficult to pan a book that is its author's first effort. There were indeed strengths to this read. The Greek island of Mykonos stands sharply as almost a 'character' as much as a location and the author does a solid job coloring it in.

    The story focuses on Andreas,a loutish Greek homicide detective 'promoted' to the island as it's new chief of police just as a serial killer emerges in this enticing vacation spot. With the new Chief, the local police literally bungle their way into an investigation of the disappearance of a continuing stream of tall, blond single female tourists. This has been going on for years without anyone being the wiser!

    The investigation turns into a rescue operation for the latest victim while the book has us wondering "who-dunnit". We want to ask the publisher "why-dunnit"....
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