cover image A Deadly Twist: A Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mystery

A Deadly Twist: A Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mystery

Jeffrey Siger. Poisoned Pen, $15.99 trade paper (320p) ISBN 978-1-4642-1426-4

The disappearance of journalist Nikoletta Elia while on assignment on the Greek island of Naxos drives Siger’s charming 11th mystery featuring Chief Insp. Andreas Kaldis (after 2019’s The Mykonos Mob). Kaldis sends his deputy, Yianni Kouros, from Athens to the island to investigate the disappearance—and the discovery of an unidentified body that may or may not be related. Yianni soon learns that Nikoletta was reporting on a battle between preservationists and advocates for expanded tourism, and her snooping may have placed her in danger. After pairing up with the local police, Yianni has a near fatal accident that forces Kaldis and his wife, Lila, along with Yianni’s girlfriend, Toni, to travel to the island to pursue the case. Siger balances the conflict that fuels the plot with vivid descriptions of the culture, food, and glorious settings of this off-the-beaten-track Greek island. Endearing supporting characters add to the fun. Travel buffs will be enchanted. (Apr.)