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The Late-night News
The Late-night News | Petros Markaris
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The first of three novels featuring Inspector Haritos, The Late-night News exposes the corruption that has pervaded both private and public life in Greece since the fall of the military dictatorship and the advent of a democratic government, and the explosive growth of private entrepreneurship. Costas Haritos is a homicide inspector in central Athens. He is married (but close to the end of his tether), has one daughter and relaxes by reading dictionaries. Aggressive and pessimistic, he is not an altogether likeable person; the manner in which he treats people is certainly not to be commended. One evening he is called to the scene of a murder: the celebrated TV journalist Janna has been killed in a broadcasting studio just as she was about to go on air with a sensational story. The killer knew obviously of her investigations. The cynical Haritos had not been one of Janna's fans. Young, successful and tough, she had frequently got on his nerves. Once he starts his investigations, though, he finds himself sucked ever deeper into the grubby world of the Greek media. When Janna's successor also is murdered, Haritos recognises that he has to step up his investigation. He is almost suspended from the case because his own theories make a number of important people uncomfortable. The killer he unmasks in the end comes as a complete surprise.
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The Late-night News | Petros Markaris
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You've gotta love this! Accidental late night visit @ Akron, Ohio #TheBookCam

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Leniverse
The Late-night News | Petros Markaris
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This is supposed to be an intelligent crime novel, portraying Mediterranean life and corruption, and its on the #1001-list. I'm 70 pages in and struggling to stay interested. But I'm not sure if it's the book or me. It's not been a great reading week. I've left this for a couple of days, but going to give it another try now.

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melyndarae
The Late-night News | Petros Markaris
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1. A book for #postlit
2. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen & Owen King
Year One by Nora Roberts
3. Dystopian
4. HP stuff, HP, TWD, & Doctor Who funko pops, kitchen stuff
5. @corycatelyn @Bengali.bookworm
#latenightthoughtswithmisty

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Katerina
The Late-night News | Petros Markaris
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#LitsyPartyOfOne. It's about 7.30pm where I am and my party is finally starting 🎊🎉 First book: a Greek crime novel starring the delightful Inspector Charitos. It's not yet in the litsy database so I tagged a different book from the same series. After that I'm either off to Westeros with the Knight of the 7 kingdoms or off to the 6 Duchies with Fitz Farseer. 1st snack: biscuits and delicious Earl Grey tea.

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