Mary’s Musings...about The Taint of Midas by Anne Zouroudi (review below). I have never been to Greece and not sure I will ever have the opportunity. That having been said Ms. Zouroudi writes her books to make it feel like you are standing in Greece seeing everything from your own two eyes. Her description of a sunrise while sitting on the top of a hill, to the color of the ocean make you envision that you are absorbing the splendor of the day as it starts anew. Great writers know how to draw you into their books and make you stay in their web of mystery and delight.
The one thing I drew from this book though was the feeling she believes that the universe rights itself when someone walks away from a wrong. I do believe that you answer for your sins and perhaps not in the obvious ways as what I may deem proper punishment but at some point we will all be judged for what we have done.
I am thrilled to announce that Grand Central Publishing has given me one copy of this book to give away. To be eligible to win THE TAINT OF MIDAS by ANNE ZOUROUDI you must please leave a comment. What I am asking today is "DO YOU THINK WE ANSWER FOR OUR SINS"? Come back on Sunday July 24th to see if you have won. Please remember if you don't come back you won't know if you won because I am going to need your address.
REVIEW from Mary Gramlich "The Reading Reviewer"
THE TAINT OF MIDAS by Anne Zouroudi
A Seven Deadly Sins Mystery
07/11 - Little, Brown & Company – Hardcover, 306 pages
Does right always win over wrong?
The return of Hermes Diaktoros, aka The Fat Man is again a quiet, understated event that has him working with the police on a case but this time it is personal. His elderly friend was the victim of a hit and run, left injured to die alone. Hermes is going to do right by his friend and make sure that whoever did this will see justice one way or another. When you have led a long and honorable life, your death should reflect this with great respect, which Hermes will provide.
However, during the course of his investigation another type of evil rears its own face and greed is not a fickle mistress she is a controlling demon. A father and his two sons have chosen the least moral way to take over a town and control its fortune with no regard for who will perish in the wake of their desires.
Hermes travels quietly and maintains a low profile but people know he is there and the local police this time welcome his intervention, as no one else will help them resolve any of their issues. Temptation is great around the police force and resisting the easy money that seems to flow from one hand to another is a difficult thing to do for both a seasoned professional and one barely out of the academy.
Hermes is a quiet, commanding force that moves stealthy despite some girth on his body. He is determined to make you attest for your sins and let fate decide your punishment. Have fear for you will be punished for what you do in this life and the next!