Yannis Lavonis Mysteries

Captain Yannis Lavonis is reputed to be the ablest detective on the Athens Police Force; blessed with an attractive young wife and young children; cursed with a checkered and violent history and enough knowledge of where the bodies are buried to gain him powerful enemies. Frances Diem Vardamis has created a human and sympathetic character who at 59 finds himself still in the thick of crime and intrique against a colorful background of present-day Greece. Exciting and fast-moving novels.

 

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Ancestral Voices

Author:Diem Vardamis, Frances
Genre:Crime Fiction
Order Code:S257
Price:$9.99

A naked male corpse in a city basement starts a trail to ancient Balkan blood feuds and modern terrorists. Detective Yannis Lavonis of the Athens Police Force befriends the victim's sister and a young Greek-American trying to change the world. In a gruelling race against time Lavonis and his young assistants track them to a mountain hide-out and a dramatic rescue.

 

 

 

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Pity the Children

Author:Diem Vardamis, Frances
Genre:Crime Fiction
Order Code:S230
Price:$9.99

Lavonis is responsible for security at the 2004 Olympic Games, and he must deal with the murder of the teenaged son of an American CIA agent on a cultural visit. This leads him and his young assistants to the underworld of human traffickers and to the morass of high-level corruption. But the old cop is not to be underestimated in the final hill-top shoot-out.

 

 

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Russian Doll

Author:Diem Vardamis, Frances
Genre:Crime Fiction
Order Code:S095
Price:$9.99

The brutal murder of a beautiful Norwegian leads to international complexities. Her lovers were from many countries and her ex-husband was an American diplomat. A compelling story of human passions with a violent, gut-wrenching climax. Captain Yannis Lavonis of the Athens Police Force is yet again caught up in an intense drama with international implications.

 

 

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Vermont Sea Glass

Author:Diem Vardamis, Frances
Genre:Crime Fiction
Order Code:S459
Price:$9.99

A further adventure of Yannis Lavonis of the Athens Police as he scheduled for an extended period of rest and relaxation in Vermont. But when the house is provided by the CIA, and the local policeman has a clandestine past, rest and relaxation have a way of becoming murder and mayhem.

 

 

 

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Time Running Out

Author:Vardemis, Frances Diem
Genre:Crime Fiction
Order Code:S592
Price:$9.99
Precious icons were being stolen from monasteries and churches around Greece.  Captain Yannis Lavonis was the  
veteran policeman recruited to  discover the thieves and recover the  precious national treasure.  He was chosen because his  English was good, and it was  assumed that the icons were going west to  American buyers.  But soon Yannis was in Moscow meeting his old and  bitter father who knew more then he should, and then the trail led far to the north where the thieves had interests in the icons well beyond their profit.