When Bosphorus Wept


By Olga Liaratzi


What secrets lay behind the golden chain found a few metres away from Gavriil Papavasiliou’s dead body? He was a doctor at Abdul Hamid’s palace, stabbed to death in front of his house.

His daughter Ariadne undertakes to find the murderer.

Against a backdrop of the turn of the twentieth century and the outburst of nationalism in the Balkans, a tempestuous love affair and a strong friendship seek vindication. The heroes, caught in the din of the historical developments of their time, follow their own destiny. They get hurt, strive and mature in adversity towards their personal bliss.


Olga Liaratzi

Olga Liaratzi was born in Alexandroupoli, but has lived in Salonica over the past forty years. She graduated from the School of Philosophy at the University of Thessaloniki, more specifically from the Faculty of Archaeology and Art. She worked as a Greek teacher at public schools in Salonica and from 1984 to 1988 attended some post-graduate seminars on the History and Sociology of Education and Vocational Training at the Free University of Brussels. She has been writing literature over the past ten years. She has published the following novels: ‘When the Bosphorus Wept” by Pigi-iWrite Publications, which sold 25000 copies in the summer of 2017. “The Dark Portrait” by Pigi-iWrite Publications. “The Witches of the Thermaic Gulf” is the third novel that came out with Pigi-iWrite.

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