Select one of the keywords
Murder in Mykonos    by Jeffrey M. Siger order for
Murder in Mykonos
by Jeffrey M. Siger
Order:  USA  Can
Poisoned Pen, 2009 (2009)
* * *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

Murder in Mykonos is a debut novel for Jeffrey M. Siger. That statement, as a beloved brother of mine would say, is haaard to believe. Siger seems like an old hand at mystery writing.

His plot is air tight and flows over pages that cannot be turned fast enough. The suspense keeps one's breath in abeyance. I have been to the Greek island of Mykonos just for a day. This author, who makes one of his homes there, describes it so well that I again walked the island's roads, ate in a taverna and browsed its shops. Though I missed out on the night life which is so prominently featured here.

A young, blonde, beautiful, tall woman has disappeared from her hotel. The local police chief is coerced into a deal to find her without alerting the politicians in Athens to the situation. Hampered by a man who is trying to protect his career, Andreas Kaldis comes up with suspects at every turn in the case. And he finds the bones of other women, also young, blonde, beautiful and tall, who have gone missing through a twenty year span.

This is an intriguing mystery with many turns and twists. Whatever you do, do not read the last few pages first. That would ruin an exciting ending that is one of the better ones I've come upon. Murder in Mykonos is a very good read and I will look for more of the same from Jeffrey Siger.

Note: Opinions expressed in reviews and articles on this site are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of BookLoons.

Find more Mystery books on our Shelves or in our book Reviews