iris literary agency

This novel is based on the true story of the Germans Herman Duft and Hans Basenaouer, both 31 years old, who arrived in Greece in the spring of 1969, stating that they had come for tourism and business, but over the next forty days committed five robberies and six heinous murders. The police authorities of the Greek military dictatorship -minded, especially, the suppression of any dissident activity- was unable to follow the tracks of the two killers. At the same time, the regime refused to make public the facts so as not to disturb the climate of “law and order” that they had carefully propagandized.

Dimitris Skouros is now free. Out of prison, a rich woman is waiting for him and hires him to kill her husband, Petros Valerios. The murder has to appear to be an accident, such as the one Dimitris Skouros faked when he stole someone else's identity. The price for this "accident" is a hefty sum of money.

Dimitris Skouros is still in prison. He succeeds in solving a very complicated case by carefully listening to what some of the people who are involved say and by paying close attention to how their memory has changed their perceptions of what they actually saw. If he won't be able to teach again when he gets out of jail, then he can always become a successful author.

Haris Chaidis meets the beautiful wife of a rich but old architect and they become lovers. Feeling exploited by his cousin, who employs him as an underpaid petty bureaucrat, he decides to rob him. The robbery seems to have been a success, but when Haris opens the bag, it is filled with nothing but blank paper.

Then, when the police knock on his door to arrest him, it is not for the robbery but for the murder of the architect!

In jail, Haris meets Dimitris Skouros, the main character in Acting Out, who gives him a plausible explanation of events.

When he is released from prison, Haris confirms Skouros’ version of events. He exposes his mistress, kills the person who tricked him during the robbery, and gets himself killed in the process, as well.

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Dimitris Skouros has been missing for years without anybody ever searching for him. A few years later, a determined police officer questions a university professor who used to be the missing person’s friend and, with the help of an ambitious policewoman, a case of identity theft is solved.

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