cover image The Mykonos Mob: A Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mystery

The Mykonos Mob: A Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mystery

Jeffrey Siger. Poisoned Pen, $26.99 (336p) ISBN 978-1-4642-1147-8

Siger’s entertaining 10th mystery featuring Chief Insp. Andreas Kaldis (after 2018’s An Aegean April) takes Kaldis from Athens to Mykonos—a thriving summer vacation spot for those seeking sun, sea, and wild nightlife—to investigate the shooting death of a retired police colonel, Stavros Aktipis, who ran the island’s protection racket. Accompanying Kaldis are his right-hand man, Det. Yianni Kouros, and the inspector’s perceptive and understanding wife, Lila, who welcomes a break from her routine life as a wife and mother. American expat Toni, a woman who plays piano in local bars and befriends Lila, says of Mykonos: “It’s a paradise for everyone. Until you become a victim.” Kaldis and Kouros are soon drawn into what is shaping up to be a turf war for control of the island’s many lucrative and shady dealings—from prostitution to exploitive real estate deals. But the question remains: who is really behind the killing of the colonel? Siger seasons Kaldis’s investigation with abundant slices of Greek history and island mores, along with Lila’s consciousness-raising conversations. Armchair travelers will have fun. (Apr.)