If you want to see what economic hardship and austerity have done to Athens, then Pol Koutsakis’ crime fiction is a must. This book not only has an exciting plot about murder, corruption and serial killing among the homeless in the Greek capital. It also features a hitman with a conscience, colourful secondary characters and all the the noise, poverty and stench of a city filled with contradictions. A memorable slice of Mediterranean noir. Read the full review here.