Issue No 15, July 2006: Aspects of contemporary Greek crime fiction

Greek writers of crime fiction are keeping up with their counterparts in Europe and the United States, where the genre has moved on from the mysteries and puzzles of Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot to tackle hot relationships and gritty social conflict.
Like Paco Ignacio Taibo II, who writes in Spanish, Manchette (in French) and Camillieri (in Italian), Greek crime writers have taken to incorporating including society into their canvases in various ways, and adopting a distinctly critical stance towards the political, economic and cultural phenomena of the metropolises their heroes inhabit. Contemporary Greek crime fiction is now a distinctive product that has begun to develop a tradition that local literature had lacked for many decades.

The Girls in the Square
Maria Gavala
Crime fiction
In her Gaze
Thodoris Kallifatidis
Crime fiction
Main Shareholder
Petros Markaris
Crime fiction
God Protects Atheists
Petros Martinidis
Crime fiction
The Supreme Pleasure of Violation
Tolis Nikiforou
Crime fiction
The Declared Problem
Argyris Pavliotis
Crime fiction