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A must-read book for mystery lovers

The Church Murders – A stand-alone thriller (Greek Island Mysteries Book 2) by Luke Christodoulou is an outstanding tour de force that will have you racing through the book to solve the puzzle for yourself.luke1

The picturesque Greek Isles are once again unsettled by death…
Hellenic Police Captain COSTA PAPACOSTA and Lieutenant IOLI CARA are back, faced with four brutal cases all strangely connected to the Greek church.
A reporter investigating the existence of a Gospel written by Jesus himself is found stabbed to death on the island of Salamina while a lawyer and a young girl have gone missing.
In Santorini, the most beautiful of all Greek islands, bodies are piling up fast. Murder after murder, our officers are left puzzled. All the clues are there, but who is the killer?
The Ionian islands. Seven islands, seven bodies. Suicides or foul play?
Ioli’s lack of faith is tested by a boy experiencing stigmata on the island of Kefallonia. Could his marks be for real?
Time is against the two investigators and lives are on the line…
Join Papacosta and Cara on a roller coaster of emotions, death and faith. Follow the trail of mystery across the majestic Greek islands and try to solve the puzzle before the shocking end!

My thoughts:  (don’t worry, I’m not going to give away the plot)

Wow, you’ll find a wealth of great stories here, well-paced and filled with believable characters, beautiful Greek imagery, fascinating insights into Greek culture and some wonderful, humorous touches. Excellent plot twists too – I really didn’t see those coming.
These stories can rival the best-sellers and – to be honest – the book knocks many of the famous names out of the park – an easy style, intense plot-lines, superbly life-like characters and all this against the backdrop of gorgeous Greece and its fascinating history and culture. This book has all of the elements needed for great entertainment – and more.
The author has an excellent knack for storytelling and this made for a very enjoyable read. I sailed through it and then went back for more, reading his first book, “The Olympus Killer” and I wasn’t disappointed there either.
Definitely one to watch and follow.

This is pure entertainment at its very best – and would make a great movie 🙂




Dreams can come true and mine was to live in Spain forever and ever ....  Well, after studying languages many years ago I became totally enamoured with all things Spanish, I finally made the big move for a more 'relaxed' lifestyle in 2003.  Since then, I have been teaching Spanish to Ex-pats and translating. Also, I trained as a Community Manager (Social Media) so that I have a genuine excuse to be on Facebook, Twitter and the Internet for hours on end, but then I started to write. My first attempt was for NaNo 2012 with 'The Nasrid Charm' (a story set in Spain and the Afterlife.) Like most first drafts, this is in need of serious revision and has been placed on the backburner, while I pursue my mystery stories. I'll get back to it - one day :) 

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