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Kastaniotis Editions S.A was established in 1968 by Athanassios Kastaniotis, who is today the Chairman and Managing Director of the Publishing Company.

Greek Crimes 3

Thirteen crime stories

Greek Crimes 3
  • 978-960-03-4942-9
  • 480 pages
  • 2009

A medical practitioner of renown is found murdered by an iron rooster. The mystery is solved by Athena Kakouri. Petros Martinides writes about a journalist who finds himself implicated in a chain of blackmails that leads, alas!, to the divine. Vassilis Vassilikos takes us back to the time of the dictatorship, where everything was overshadowed by fear and unprovoked violence. Andreas Apostolopoulos writes about a helicopter, a rope ladder, an escape and a complex network of small and large crimes. Titina Danelli refers to the tragic repercussions of a love story with three women and a man as protagonists. Filippos Filippou describes an unrecognizable Athens that blames its sorry state on migrants. Nikos Gripiotis takes up the predilection to crime of …yuppies. Petros Markaris takes a plunge into the world of publishing trying to shed light on the murder of an Immortal. Vassilis Danellis moves around in an Athens which is on fire, literally and metaphorically - ablaze in confusion. The heroes of Alexis Stamatis are a homeless man and a foreign blonde beauty who wants to star on a television show that will be a true mirror of social reality.  In a majestic beach of Chios, a corpse wearing a t-shirt with an ecological motto, will reveal, with the help of Tefkros Michaelides, secrets which everyone knows. A bullet straying from a policeman’s gun and killing a young gypsy will provide Hieronymus Lykaris with the occasion to comment on the abuse of power, no matter which quarters it originates in. Finally, Sergios Gakas, uses an elderly and sick protagonist, with leftist leanings,  to ponder the question of how easy it might be for any of us to become a murderer.


The third collection of short stories commissioned specifically for this anthology, may well be the best mirror of the contradictory, pathological and simultaneously complacent society in which we live.