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The Greeks Of Beaubien Street: Detroit Detective Stories

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A Homicide Detective Juggling Two Lives

Nestled below the skyline of Detroit you’ll find Greektown, a few short blocks of colorful bliss, warm people and Greek food. In spite of growing up immersed in the safety of her family and their rich culture, Jill Zannos doesn’t fit in. A Detroit homicide detective, she manages to keep one foot planted firmly in the traditions started by her grandparents, while the other navigates the most devastated neighborhoods in the city she can’t help but love.

While She Investigates the Biggest Murder of Her Career, Secrets from Her Own Family Emerge

She is a no nonsense workaholic with no girlfriends, an odd boyfriend who refuses to grow up, and an uncanny intuition, inherited from her mystic grandmother that acts as her secret weapon to crime solving success. Her story winds around tales of her family and their secret laden history, while she investigates the most despicable murder of her career.

The Greeks of Beaubien Street is a modern tale of a family grounded in old world, sometimes archaic, tradition as they seek acceptance in American society. They could be any nationality, but they are Greek.


Warning! Adult content including violence.

The Princess Of Greektown: Detroit Detective Stories

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Family drama, a possible new romance, and a messy homicide


As if she didn’t already have enough on her plate, Detective Jill Zannos is recovering from a painful breakup. A new case is just the thing she needs to distract herself.

In the meantime, her dad, and Estelle, the nextdoor neighbor, start an affair, while her aunt Sophie tries to end one.

What will happen next in Greektown?

A Greek Christmas: Detroit Detective Stories

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A Greek Christmas!

As Christmastime approaches, the family prepares for another get-together in Greektown. Relationships blossom and some end during the hardest time of the year. But as Jill and others discover, when one door closes, another opens, often with more wonderful opportunities.

A Greektown Wedding: Detroit Detective Stories

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What does a lawyer using a cop as a beard, a beautiful detective in love with a member of the SWAT Team, and a guy with a broken heart have in common? A Wedding!

Relationships are blooming as Spring approaches after a typical Michigan winter. Even the murders revolve around relationship and romance. Love is in the air for Detroit Homicide Detective Jill. Mark Castro, SWAT member of the Detroit Police Force never believed in love-at-first-sight until he saw Jill on the night he was assigned to be her bodyguard when former defendant Jacob Parker began stalking her.

Family drama continues as Jill's aunts and uncles, Jim and Maria Pappas make a final decision about their marriage, Liz and John Zannos try to exist in the same state without animosity, and Paula and Nick continue to cohabitate. Jill's dad, Gus and his girlfriend Estelle find their stride, and Dido rededicates her life to a surprising new member of the family.

Greek food, the atmosphere of Greektown in the midst of the renaissance of Detroit and the excitement of another murder investigation coming to end add to A Greektown Wedding.

Apollo's Other Daughter: Detroit Detective Stories

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Apollo's Other Daughter - Explore the mystic life of college student Gaia Parnassus while she reads palms in back of her father's Greektown pizzeria, when a chance encounter with Detroit Homicide Detective Joe Young guides Gaia to help solve a murder he’s investigating, and to romance.

College student Gaia Parnassus lives in Detroit with her father and grandmother. Palm reading capability earns a little extra spending money on the side, but more importantly, it provides something she is unable to acquire in other ways, filling a void she doesn’t understand. 

On a fall evening, handsome Detroit Homicide detective Joe Young enters Delphia Pizza on a bet to have his fortune told, and after taking one look at beautiful Gaia, loses his nerve. Overcoming outside forces, family secrets and a double homicide bind Joe and Gaia together when Gaia discovers evidence the detectives didn’t see.

What does Gaia want? She wants to finish college, for sure. Her only friend is Bishop, the waiter in her father’s restaurant. And she’s not interested in dating because she’s afraid of exposure. The older she gets, the more intense her second sight becomes. But is it a panacea to not getting involved? It’s easier for her to relate to people when she’s holding their hand, looking at their palms. The rest of the time, forget it. 

What does she want that isn’t so obvious? She wants to belong, but most of all, she wants to find that elusive peace that only knowing the truth can give. 

The Donut Shop Murder: A Greektown Story Prequel Novella

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Four days before Thanksgiving, the dead body of a paralegal is found dumped on a residential street in Midtown Detroit. A receipt for two cups of coffee in the gutter near her body leads Detectives Zannos and Wong to the New Delhi Donut shop. Questions arise - who killed her, and why did the murderer break her fingers and move her body? 

A prequel to The Greeks of Beaubien Street and the other Greektown Stories.

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