The Lady of Sorrows

Coming to a bookstore next month: The Lady of Sorrows by Anne Zouroudi (Bloomsbury, £11.99). This is the latest in the Mysteries of the Greek Detective series, in which the investigator tackles the sin of Wrath.

“Hermes Diaktoros visits a remote island which is home to an ancient icon famed for its miraculous powers. But something about the Virgin troubles him, and Hermes calls an old friend to confirm his suspicions that the icon is a fake. Ready to hand the matter over to the authorities, Hermes intends to leave — until the island’s icon painter is found dead. Did he die of natural causes or by a wrathful hand? And what haunts the ancient catacombs beneath the bishop’s house?”

Anne Zouroudi was born in England and has lived in the Greek islands. Her attachment to Greece remains strong and is the inspiration for much of her writing. She now lives in the Derbyshire Peaks, and has been short-listed for the ITV3 Crime Thriller Award.