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My Greek Books—May 2021 Reads

by Maria A. Karamitsos   ·  3 years ago   ·  

Your May edition of My Greek Books is here! “Follow” me to Greece on a thrilling adventure. See what I’ve been reading.

My Greek Books

Welcome back to My Greek Books! It’s been a busy month, with Pascha, home projects, and more. I’ve been reading more “comparative titles”, books that might be compared to my novel, books about other cultures. I’m learning a lot about how–and how much–authors explain cultural references and translate foreign words. Right now I’m reading a book about a Cameroonian family in the U.S. But back to My Greek Books!

Keep going to learn what I’ve been reading!

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A Deadly Twist by Jeffrey Siger

(Poisoned Pen Press; April 6, 2021)

I couldn’t wait for this 11th book in the Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mystery Series by Internal Best-selling and Award-nominated Author Jeffrey Siger. I’ve read and reviewed all of this books. The only bummer about this release is that he couldn’t come to Chicago this time for a book talk.

Journalist Nikoletta Elia visits Naxos, on assignment, to report about conflicts between preservationists and those who wish to expand tourism. A man approaches her and claims to be a huge fan of her work–but also reveals that he’s a hired assasin, behind several deaths of which she’s written. He swears he’s turned over a new leaf, and gets her to write about him and his deadly deeds. Soon after her shocking story appears, she disappears. Her editor calls in Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis to investigate.

When an unidentified body is found at the base of a cliff, Kaldis dispatches his most-trusted deputy, Yianni Kouros. Along with a local cop, they uncover new leads—and more dead bodies. As things get more complicated, Kaldis, his wife, and other members of his team head to Naxos. But as they uncover greed and corruption, it puts them all in danger. Can they find Nikoletta and identify the killers, without getting themselves killed? You’ll have to read it to find out!

My Greek Books May 2021 Reads_ A Deadly Twist by Jeffrey Siger
Book #11 in the Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mystery Series

Review of A Deadly Twist

I’ve run out of adjectives to describe Jeff’s books! I’ve loved each one of them. This tale is twisted, and has more hairpin turns than a narrow, winding mountain road in Greece. If you’ve read his other books, you’ll love this one too. If it’s your first time, you don’t need to read them in order. But once you read one, you’ll want to read them all. Jeffrey Siger is incredibly skilled at revealing the unseemly underbelly of Greece, while still showcasing its beauty and his love for his adopted home. He’s hard at work on #12, set on the island of Ikaria, but we’ll have to wait another year. Put A Deadly Twist on your must-read list.

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My Greek Books—May 2021 Edition

Well, that’s it for this month. There’s much more on deck for the June edition of My Greek Books. Can’t wait to dive in! Keep reading. It’s our escape. Our therapy. Our remedy for today’s ails. Go grab a book! See you next month!

What are you reading? Share it in the comments below.

Read more My Greek Books:

January 2021 Reads

October 2020 Reads

August 2021 Reads

Maria A. Karamitsos

Maria A. Karamitsos is a journalist, author, and poet. She's the founder & former publisher/editor of WindyCity Greek magazine and former associate editor & senior writer for The Greek Star newspaper. Maria currently pens a literary column for NEO magazine and also contributes to Greek City Times and TripFiction. Her work has been published in The Magic of Us-A Moms Who Write Poetry Anthology, The Pen Poetry Magazine, Voices of Hellenism Literary Journal, Highland Park Poetry, GreekCircle magazine, The National Herald, GreekReporter, Harlots Sauce Radio, Women.Who.Write, KPHTH magazine, XPAT Athens, and more. Maria has contributed to two books: Greektown Chicago: Its History, Its Recipes and The Chicago Area Ethnic Handbook. She's currently working on her 1st novel.


  1. Once again you honor–and wow–me with your insights and kind words on my writing.. Thank you, Maria, and please put down an early buyer for your debut novel. I can’t wait! Best, Jeff

    1. Thanks, Jeff! Much appreciated. Stay well.

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