Welcome to Anne Zouroudi’s website, where you can find out all about Anne – the latest on her books, events she’ll be attending – and read her monthly blog.
Anne is the creator of Hermes Diaktoros, the Greek Detective who’s one of new fiction’s most enigmatic characters.
Anne’s highly-acclaimed series of novels is set amongst the beautiful landscapes of Greece – between the olive groves and sparkling blue seas – where time has little meaning, and the pressures of modern life are easily forgotten.
Hermes – known as the fat man – is tasked with bringing justice where there is none, and righting wrongs whose roots are sometimes buried deep. Yet in searching out the answers to the puzzles that he finds, he himself remains a mystery. On whose authority does he act? And how does he know of dramas played out long ago?
Anne Zouroudi writes beautifully – her books have all the sparkle and light of the island landscapes in which she sets them. The Lady of Sorrows, her latest, is a gorgeous treat…Lovely, delicious prose and plot – as tasty as one of those irresistible honey-soaked Greek confections. – Alexander McCall-Smith
Diaktoros is a delight. There is also a cracking plot, colourful local characters and descriptions of the hot, dry countryside so strong that you can almost see the heat haze and hear the cicadas. – Guardian