iris literary agency

Karolos Liaskos is a computer programmer, fifty-ish, married with children and mistresses.  He lives in Athens as a free-lancer in the private sector and also is a member of a group of men, professionals in the fields of information technologies who help each other.

Liaskos tries to obtain by all means E.U. funding for a ground-breaking software of his own design and he meets Michalis who holds the post of controller of proposals submitted.

An author is writing successful crime novels inspired by true facts.

He gives his forth book to his editor and to us, the readers, to read part by part.

We come to know how Vlassis Demertzis is re-judged after seven years in prison for the murder of his young and beautiful wife who from time to time was leaving their two kids to work as a whore to gain some money (but was it the only reason ?).

Dimis, the author who writes successful crime novels inspired by true facts is depressed as he was left by his girl-friend. He is beginning a group therapy where he meets Aliki who is dealing with a  difficult marriage with distant Nikos. But Nikos disappears. Dimis finds Aliki very attractive and does his best to help her. At the same time he is writing a book on the kidnapping of Eleonora, a true fact of some years ago. Aliki and Dimis will become very close and finally lovers. Do they really want Nikos to come back ?

Black Beer tells the story of Andreas, a vagabond musician who decides to gather enough money to bury Lazaros, another street artist, who was murdered. However, in the course of the novel Lazaros’s death offers Andreas the chance for a personal ‘resurrection’. A crime novel without crime officers, interspersed with small, truelife stories which, though neglected by the press, reveal Athens’ noir aspect.

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