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Greek Island Murder  
Aug. 5, 2014
Author:  Robert MacLean
Category:  Fiction: Mystery/Crime
Description:  Originally published in soft cover under the title Home from the Party. On this Amazon page, http://tinyurl.com/oklzb6k, you'll see these remarks:

"Greek Island Murder is a fascinating mystery set on the Greek islands. I can tell that Mr. MacLean lives in Greece because the settings are authentically written. He brings the sights, scents, sounds, and tactile sensations of the Greek culture to life. The book is also written beautifully, with tight prose, and characters that are unique and alive."

"Set on a chic Greek island, this is a great mystery-novel, filled with twists and turns which keep you guessing till the very end. Whats more it is totally authentic - giving readers a taste of the Greek reality of it's time and place. I think this story would make an excellent film."

Rights available:  All
Other information:  Film project, http://tinyurl.com/op38zvb. These are the original reviews:

"In Home from the Party MacLean has created a fast-paced, witty novel that pushes the murder mystery in exciting new directions."—Keith Maillard

"This is a most entertaining and satirical tale in which black humour and farce are brought together with real acuity."—Reference West (Vancouver)

"Considering the price and scarcity of potable water on an island suspiciously like Hydra, the discovery of a beautiful teenage corpse floating in a cistern is no laughing matter. But almost everything else is lively and fun in this mystery of political intrigue and sexual abundance in the Argosaronic."—The Athenian

"Home from the Party is a slow-fused but explosive thriller set on an imaginary Greek island, presented in all its artsy glamour and glittering corruption….if you like epigrams, knowing insights into failed relationships, evocations of la dolce vita, Hydra-style, this is for you. MacLean… has published a previous novel, Foreign Matter, with Atheneum Press, New York. Although Foreign Matter was very well received, Home from the Party suggests that MacLean would be well-advised to undertake a series of mystery novels, using ‘Captain Costa' and the Greek setting he evokes here with such skill and obvious joy."—Edward Winston

"Featuring his usual comic touches, the book manages to skillfully intertwine a murder, a Greek investigator, showbiz celebrities, drug dealers, artists, gigolos, the CIA and the junta, in a fast-paced, entertaining web of entangled connections."—Angelika Timms, Athens Week

"MacLean is able to develop an interesting combination of characters in his novel. Each character is displayed with his/her own unique style and Konstantinou's adventures are different and very funny."—Rosanne Papadopoulos, Greek News Weekly

"Home from the Party is a fast-paced murder mystery laced with humor."—The Athens News

"The roller-coaster ride begins...."—Chris Maverick, Greek News Weekly

Contact:  Robert MacLean
Pretentious Pictures
bomac007@gmail.com
phone: +30 6949 786 443
Item number:  9575
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