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An Aegean April (Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mysteries) by Jeffrey Siger

Reviewed by Caryn St. Clair

An Aegean AprilChief Inspector Andreas Kaldis returns in his ninth case when he is asked to investigate the murder of a well known and respected citizen on the island of Lesvos. Lesvos is the destination for many of the refugees passing though Turkey on their way to Northern Europe, and the small island is overwhelmed with the numbers. The murder victim, Mihalis Volandes, thought he had a solution for the refugee problem, however he was having trouble getting anyone with authority to listen. The night he was killed-slaughtered really outside his home, a young man, Ali Sera, a refugee himself, had received a message asking him to meet with the victim at Volandes home. When he arrived, he found the victim sliced nearly in half. When the police arrived, they found a bloody Sera standing near the body.

Chief Inspector Kaldis is asked to look into the crime since while Sera was at the scene, much of the evidence doesn’t support him as the murderer. Read the rest of this entry »

Target: Tinos: An Inspector Kaldis Mystery (Inspector Kaldis Series) by Jeffrey Siger

Target:  Tinos Reviewed by Caryn St. Clair

Jeffrey Siger’s books appeal to all sorts of readers. Set in Greece, readers who like traveling through their reading will enjoy the total emersion into Greek society that Siger gives readers. Those who prefer police procedurals can’t go wrong with the likes of Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis. As in all of the Kaldis books, the mystery in Target: Tinos is a multi-leveled puzzle which gives readers much to think about sorting out the various plot threads. And if you want your policeman to seem more of an average guy, how about a guy who’s crazy about his fiancé yet still somehow manages miss the only appointment with the wedding planner she asked him to attend-a mere two weeks before the wedding?

I read primarily mysteries, but it’s not so much the mystery per se that sends me to Siger’s Kaldis series. I read these books because they are like a mini trip to the “real” Greece with each book. Siger takes the readers through the various Greek Islands and into the heart of what makes each a unique subculture of Greece as a whole. I read these books for the insider’s look at Greek society, culture and most especially the church history and its influence on everything else. Read the rest of this entry »