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Che Committed Suicide (Kostas Haritos #3)

3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  390 Ratings  ·  38 Reviews
Inspector Costas Haritos is on medical leave after being shot, but when Jason Favieros a leading businessman commits suicide during a TV interview he begins to fret at his enforced rest, and the boredom. Then Stefanakos, a well known politician, also commits suicide in public. A fanatical right wing organization the Philip of Macedon National Greek Front claim responsibili ...more
Kindle Edition, 356 pages
Published November 19th 2009 by EuroCrime (first published 2003)
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Maria Beltrami
Markaris è ingiustamente meno famoso di quanto meriti. Il suo commissario Charitos, in questo romanzo più che mai tiranneggiato dalla moglie Adriana (che le sue mani siano benedette), è uno dei personaggi più azzeccati della narrativa di genere.
In questo "Si è suicidato il Che", Charitos si trova a dover risolvere una situazione ingarbugliata che mescola politica, affari, militanza terroristica e delitti abilmente mascherati.
Il commissario si affida alla sua proverbiale testardaggine e a una fer
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Splash Of Our Worlds *Yiota*
Petros Markaris is a Greek writer, but his books have been translated in many languages, he is one of my favorites, actually now i'm reading his book “the late-night news”. He writes detective novels. This book is his best for me so far, it's not like all the other detective novels that you already know the killer and you just wait to see what will happen. In this book you have absolutely no idea what is going on, you find out things when Inspector Haritos finds out ! It was one of the books tha ...more
Gerald Sinstadt
Apr 08, 2012 Gerald Sinstadt rated it it was ok
Shelves: crime
If, as is claimed, Petros Makarios is Greece's foremost author of crime stories, the rest must be very dull.

The improbable theme of this tale is a series of suicides committed live on television. Inspector Haritos, on sick leave, begins an under cover investigation. This being Greece in pre-Olympic Games building mode there is ample scope for corruption. Haritos - helped by his media contacts in the press and television, together with an assistant who compensates for his lack of IT know-how - do
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Sora91
Sep 18, 2013 Sora91 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un placer volver a encontrarme con el comisario Costas Jaritos & CIA.

Durante casi toda la lectura he estado pasándome de una mano a otra las cinco estrellitas pero en las últimas páginas se me ha caído una porque la motivación de (view spoiler) me parece poco creíble. Quizás si la acción transcurriera en Japón o los países nórdicos... pero vamos, a los lectores que habitamos las tierras de Bárcenas, Berlusconis y demás casi nos da la risa.
De todas maneras, una n
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FM
Jan 07, 2016 FM rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Belen
Suicidio perfecto


Una vez más, el comisario Jaritos, ahora de baja por enfermedad estudia un caso como pretexto de otro asunto, en esta ocasión de contarnos un poco cómo se organizan empresas que en Grecia contratan a trabajadores extranheros por muy poco dinero y les venden sus propios productos. En este caso son antiguos militantes de izquierdas los que ahora reconvertidos a empresarios o políticos llevan estos negocios que quizá no sean ilegales pero desde luego no son éticos en absoluto.

El ca
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Ευθυμία Δεσποτάκη
Πικρό, πολύ πικρότερο από τα προηγούμενα. Βγαίνει μια κατάθλιψη, εκείνη των παλιών αγωνιστών που τους έφαγε η μεταπολίτευση και οι επιτήδειοι. Οι χαρακτήρες είναι και πάλι τρομερά σκιαγραφημένοι κι όσο πάει τόσο θυμώνεις μαζί τους ή τους οικτίρεις. Έχει το κακό του από μηχανής θεού εδώ κι ο ρόλος του Ζήση αρχίζει να γίνεται γραφικός, αλλά στο επόμενο το σώζει αρκετά.
Marco Monaco
Kostas Charithos, il Montalbano di Atene come definito dalla critica, è per l'appunto il commissario della capitale greca, dove nel giro di pochi giorni vengono compiuti tre suicidi pubblici di noti personaggi pubblici della nazione...dapprima titubante, poichè convalescente da una precedente operazione di polizia in cui è rimasto ferito, cede alle lusinghe del capo Ghikas, per indagare, in maniera ufficiosa nella vicenda...inizierà per lui, una storia fatta di trame torbide e di tradimenti, sop ...more
Filippo Bossolino
Jul 23, 2014 Filippo Bossolino rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ho rispolverato Markaris dopo un po' di tempo, forse troppo perché il romanzo mi è veramente piaciuto. La penna di Markaris è gradevole; il suo commissario Charitos è divertente, ha la battuta sempre pronta, un menage familiare che ti lascia sempre un mezzo sorriso, anche quando non c'è nulla di ironico. Onesto e schietto. Il caso in questione poi è insolito e particolare. Alla ricerca più di una verità che di un colpevole perché nessuno si può accusare… Non facile da gestire come trama consider ...more
Valérie Harvey
Parce que j'avais beaucoup aimé la série plus récente du commissaire Charitos, je me suis lancée dans ses premières aventures. Ce livre a beaucoup plus de longueurs. Les soucis du personnage sont moins "sociologiques" étant donné que le contexte de la crise et les questionnements sur les comportements de ses compatriotes sont moins présents. Cet regard critique m'a manqué, car ça donnait beaucoup d'humanité au personnage.
Je l'ai terminé malgré les longueurs. C'était tout de même intéressant don
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Johann Guenther
Aug 28, 2012 Johann Guenther rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
MARKARIS, Petros: “Live! Ein Fall für Kostas Charitos”, Zürich 2004
Ich dachte, ich habe schon alle Bücher von Markaris, dem türkischen Griechen, der in die österreichische Mittelschule in Istanbul ging, gelesen. Da kam Hannelore mit diesem Buch. Ich kannte es nicht und füllte so die Lücke.
2003 auf den Markt gekommen hat es schon Probleme aufgezeigt, die erst jetzt ein europäisches Problem wurden.
Es ist zwar ein Kriminalroman, wie alle „Kostas Charitos“ Romane, aber es ist auch ein Geschichtsbuch
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okyrhoe
Jan 28, 2014 okyrhoe rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: greece
(See my review of the English edition.)
Σπάνια διαβάζω αστυνομικά μυθιστορήματα.
Κάποια στιγμή είχα δει τον Μάρκαρη στην εκπομπή που έκανε ο Bernard Pivot για την Ε.Τ., και μου κέντρισε το ενδιαφέρον.
Από τότε πρόλαβα και διάβασα το Παλιά, πολύ παλιά, και τώρα αυτό. Το πρώτο μου κράτησε το ενδιαφέρον, μάλλον γιατί η ιστορία εξελίσσετε στην Κωνσταντινούπολη, και είχε κάτι το 'εξωτικό' σαν υπόβαθρο στην ιστορία.
Σε αυτό το επεισόδιο ο αστυνόμος Χαρίτος ερευνά μία σειρά από αυτοκτονίες που ίσως έχουν
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Joyce Lagow
Inspector Costas Harotis of the Athens Police Force is on sick leave, recovering from a bullet he took in the chest protecting a mother from her stepson. Politics being what it is in Greece, he is "temporarily", then more or less permanently replaced by an incompetent who, however, has connections in high places. Meanwhile, three very prominent figures--a successful businessman, a left-wing politician, and a right-wing journalist--all publicly commit suicide, the first two on live TV shows. An e ...more
Jean-baptiste
Une histoire un peu compliquée, par rapport à d'autres livres de Petros Markaris avec le même inspecteur Charitos. Je ne maîtrise malheureusement pas assez le grec moderne pour le lire dans le texte d'origine. J'ai donc lu la traduction française. Ce livre est un peu plus "politique" et grinçant que les précédents. Mais il a un côté prémonitoire aussi. Dans l'ensemble, j'ai bien aimé, même si le côté un peu facho (mais bon enfant) de Charitos peut devenir énervant à la longue...
Panagiotis
Δεν ήταν ο καλύτερος Μάρκαρης που έχω διαβάσει, αλλά ένας μέτριος Μάρκαρης είναι πάντα καλύτερος από πολλά βιβλία που έχω διαβάσει. Αν το διαβάσεις μην μείνεις μόνο σε αυτό , βρες το Παλιά Πολύ Παλιά , το Νυχτερινό Δελτίο και την Άμυνα Ζώνης και θα ανακαλύψεις ένα πολύ καλό συγγραφέα.
TheAuntie
sto leggendo a ritroso la "saga" del commissario Charitos. Devo dire che sì, i libri di Markaris si leggono facilmente e velocemente, le pagine scivolano via con agilità. Ma qui la storia mi è sembrata un po' tirata, i tre suicidi-omicidi mi son sembrati troppi, già dopo il secondo mi sarebbe piaciuto entrare nel corridoio finale della risoluzione del caso e non per "suspense" ma per noia.
Ho trovato debole la struttura narrativa: il neo più grosso è che risulta difficilmente credibile che un pol
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Ann Tonks
I enjoyed this more than the first one in this series that I read although the premise of people committing such violent suicide was bizarre. Perhaps it also made more sense because I was reading it in the city it was written.
Rogue Reader
Feb 28, 2016 Rogue Reader rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-greece
Vile corruption, rotten and infested beneath a beautiful surface - Greece. Haritos is recovering from an injury earned in the line of service and his wife won't leave him alone. Lovely food writing.
Βιβλιομανής
Ήταν λίγο βαρετό... Η πλοκή προσωρούσε πολύ αργά και η πολυπόθητη λύση ήρθε κάπως πρόχειρα, χωρίς κορύφωση...
Efi
Feb 21, 2016 Efi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you enjoy detective novels and you love the city of Athens, you should definitely read the Costas Haritos series!
Lee
Jun 21, 2014 Lee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read in English translation.
Jeraccoon
2.75
Zefa García
Jun 26, 2014 Zefa García rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
M'ha agradat molt, com sempre. Màrkaris fa un retrat molt proper de Grècia, de la seva gent i els seus costums.
Andrew
Sep 07, 2013 Andrew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An enjoyable escape from Scandi crime. Insp Haritos who is on sick leave is asked to investigate unofficially the public suicide of a number of prominent Greeks. It really gave a flavour of Athens preparing for the Olympic games with an atmospheric capture of the heat, the traffic, feelings about immigration from the Balkans and the ghosts of the military Junta. Also a very engaging hero, I will definitely read the first two in the series.
Mario
Nov 24, 2013 Mario rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
La trama è un po' debole e traballante, ma comunque originale.
Il personaggio del commissario Charitos è accattivante e il testo scorrevole.
E' interessante e curioso il piccolo quadro della Grecia moderna che riesce a descrivere, con frequenti spunti di carattere gastronomico (ma mai nulla sui vini curiosamente, o quasi; forse Charitos è astemio ?).
Alla fine Markaris riesce anche questa volta a creare un libro piacevole.
Niki Costantini
Quattro stellette e mezza.
Petros Markaris non si smentisce, ma l’ho trovato un filo meno brillante dei due precedenti. Rimane una gran bella lettura di genere, questo sì, e un bel ritratto sociale della Grecia di qualche anno fa, quella di prima della grande crisi.
Mara
Feb 06, 2011 Mara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gialli-and-co, greca
Giallo abbastanza intrigante, ma trovo che il vero valore dei libri di Markaris sia nella descrizione del contesto socio-politico ed economico della grecia che lo scrittore tratteggia con umorismo agro-dolce ed un pizzico di amore-odio.
Chris Galle
Aug 22, 2012 Chris Galle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2012
After a slow start - the slowness of Greek life seems to be infectious! - I got fascinated by Kostas' weary fight for integrity both in and outside the police station. Nice holiday literature. And what an intriguing title!
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Petros Markaris (Greek: Πέτρος Μάρκαρης) was born in Istanbul to an Armenian father and a Greek mother. He is one of the most successful living Greek authors. After studying economics, Markaris went on to work as a screenplay writer. He has lived in Germany and Austria for several years and translated Goethe and Brecht into Greek. International fame came through his series of crime novels featurin ...more
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