Petros Markaris, born 1937 in Istanbul, is a playwright, worked as an author with Theo Angelopoulos (director of ›The Beekeeper‹, ›Ulysses’ Gaze‹ etc.), and translated the works of German dramatists, like Brecht and Goethe – he has translated ›Faust‹ I and II in verse form into Greek. Petros Markaris began writing crime fiction in the mid 1990s. Today, Petros Markaris is ›the‹ Greek voice of contemporary literature. His novels have received awards internationally (most recently the ›Fregene Prize‹ 2012 for crime fiction). Petros Markaris lives in Athens. Petros Markaris’ books are published in 13 languages.
»One of the 10 best modern European crime writers.«The Observer
»Haritos is the creation of Petros Markaris, already distinguished in Greece for his work in film and theatre before he launched a series of richly plotted, spankingly paced and socially observant noir novels in the mid-1990s. Olympic-standard thrillers.«The Independent
»Markaris weaves suspense, humour and social criticism into a composite work of art.«Welt am Sonntag