Death of a bride




Blurb: Of all the plans a bride makes in anticipation for her wedding day, dying is definitely not one of them. 

The Zampetaki mansion, on the remote island of Gadvos, welcomes dozens of guests for the grand wedding of Cassandra Zampetaki and Homer Cara. It's a wedding that will never take place. The bride's lifeless body is found, brutally murdered, on the morning of the wedding. Planned to look like an open-and-shut case, the mastermind behind it all did not figure on Hellenic Police Captain Costa Papacosta and Lieutenant Ioli Cara to be among the guests. 

A storm rages outside and no one is able to leave the island. In a battle against time, the dynamic investigating duo must solve this intense case before the guilty party can depart from the island. 

Everyone is a suspect and no one is safe. 

Join in on the thrilling mystery and try to solve the crime. The clues are all there... 




Bio: Luke Christodoulou is an English teacher (MA Applied Linguistics - University of Birmingham), a poet and an author. 

He is also a coffee-movie-book-Nutella lover.

His first book, THE OLYMPUS KILLER (#1 BESTSELLER - Thrillers), was released in April, 2014. The book was voted Book Of The Month for May on Goodreads (Psychological Thrillers). The book continued to be a fan favourite on Goodreads and was voted BOTM for June in the group Nothing Better Than Reading. In October, it was BOTM in the group Ebook MIner, proving it was one of the most talked-about thrillers of 2014.

The second stand-alone thriller from the series, THE CHURCH MURDERS, was released April, 2015 to critical and fan acclaim.

The third stand-alone thriller, DEATH OF A BRIDE, is available now!

He is currently working on the fourth book from his planned Greek Island Mysteries book series.

He has, also, ventured into children's book land and released 24 MODERNIZED AESOP FABLES, retelling old stories with new elements and settings. The book, also, features sections for parents which include discussions, questions, games and activities.

He resides in Limassol, Cyprus with his wife and daughter.

Hobbies include travelling the Greek Islands discovering new food and possible murder sites for his stories.




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My Review


Luke has been on my radar for a while now but this is the first book of his that I've read. The opening chapter sets the scene with the death of a bride to be. As you might expect from a thriller, it is quite graphic at times which is fine for the blood and gore types. On the other hand, the way in which the characters are all introduced at the same time and the fact that the police duo hold their inquiries in the library in an attempt to solve the mystery is very reminiscent of Agatha Christie. I loved the descriptions of Crete and they have reinforced my urge to revisit the island. The plot is well constructed and the book is easy to read so I would thoroughly recommend this book. I'm now going to search out Luke's earlier standalone thrillers. For me, not much can beat a good greek thriller unless it's actually reading it in Greece!



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Yesterday | 22:25

Wonderful review, for a wonderful lady and Author.

Yesterday | 20:12

Great review for an equally great book by Mary

Yesterday | 18:26

When reading all the reviews I just can not wait to read this for myself. I adore stories of hardship and how they unfold and hopefully have a good ending.

Yesterday | 17:22

Another great review for a brilliant author.

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