Pandora's Box by Luke Christodoulou

A mind-puzzling mystery novel set in Greece

Pandora's box

100000 Greek murder/mystery books sold by the 'Greek James Patterson'
'Christodoulou doesn't pull his punches' - Publishers Weekly

The small picturesque town of Parga is a paradise with turquoise waters and friendly welcoming locals. The discovery of a naked young girl's body on the town's landmark will unleash hidden secrets that threaten to turn the seaside village into a hellish nightmare. Join the investigating duo of Police Captain Arianna Kontou and Lieutenant Adrian Metsoviti on a journey of suspense and mystery as the thrilling case unravels.

Genre: FICTION / Crime

Language: English

Keywords: Murder Mystery Greece Crime

Word Count: 65000

Sales info:

My eighth book, just released and selling well. Great reviews, too!

Sample text:

Chapter 1

Summer, 2004 - Elafonisos Island, Greece

Crimson blood formed rivulets along her trembling hands as she ran barefoot on the golden sand beach of Kontogoni Bay. Droplets fell, forming a short-lived trail under the limited scarce moonlight. There were too many clouds for this time of year. As if the sky knew what had taken place and wished to protect its stars from viewing the horrendous crime. Soon, the blood mingled with the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea and swam out to the dark horizon. The saltiness nested in Melpomene’s nostrils as the chilly sea breeze attacked her sweaty face. The warm blood upon her pale skin cooled as she speedily made her way through the bay, hoping that no eyes would be open at such an hour. A Christian girl of only seventeen, she had never been out at four past midnight. The serenity of the exotic beach scared her. Only the waves and the rustling of majestic palm trees provided the soundtrack to her getaway. Her hands felt tired. The cupboard box she was carrying grew heavier as her strength diminished.

Leaden, silent houses stood along tenebrous streets. With the bars and taverns closed, sun-kissed locals and sunburnt tourists were tightly tucked in their beds enjoying carefree slumber. Melpomene sighed with relief. The small fishing port was just ahead. She crept in the shadows, avoiding any light escaping from the blue metal lampposts. The box shook slightly.


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