Athenian Blues by Pol Koutsakis

Athenian Blues

Pol Koutsakis

A wonderfully convoluted thriller with a flamboyant cast revolving around Stratos: who is definitely NOT a hitman, in his own eyes at least, This book is for all lovers of noir fiction, but also provides an extremely interesting take on life in modern Greece.

Extract

She was very beautiful, even in death. Her face was pale, as though she was asleep. There was a small black hole at the base of her neck. Her killers weren't satisfied with the Kalashnikov; they wanted to make sure with another shot at a closer range.
A police siren made me straighten up. Drag and I exchanged confused looks.
Because the body at our feet wasn't Aliki Stylianou.

Parallels
  • Ashes by Sergios Gakas
  • Luther - the TV Series
  • Bright Shiny Things by Barbara Nadel

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