Aggeliki Nikolouli officially presented her first detective novel on Wednesday June 27, 2012, at Politia Tennis Club in Athens. Writer Giannis Kakoulides and Professor of Criminology at the University of Athens Giannis Panousis praised Nikoloulis’s first attempt at writing. Famous journalist Nickos Chatzinikolaou hosted the event, while Nikoloulis’s “teacher in journalism” Christos Pasalaris gave a speech about her true-story book.
Among the eminent attendees were Archimandrite Maximos, deputy Education Minister Kostas Tzabaras, deputy Labour Minister Nikos Nikolopoulos as well many former ministers and present MPs, mayor of Kifisia Nikos Chiotakis and deputy mayor of Kifisia Nina Vlachoy, journalist Kostas Chardavellas, TV host Stamatina Tsimtsili, model Marietta Chrousala, producer Katerina Gkagkaki, designer Vasilios Kostetsos, news presenter Christina Labyri, TV host Rania Thraskia, Anita Pania etc.
About the book:
A young and beautiful girl disappears into thin air. In the small provincial town, police and locals believe that she took the wrong path, the way of earning easy money. A journalist-researcher departs immediately in pursuit of her whereabouts. Guided by intuition, she is propelled from a bizarre dream into a series of adventures that culminate in an incredible revelation that leads to the discovery of the missing girl. She slips in a maze full of suspects, where everyone accuses each other and together at the same time composes a peculiar story with puzzles and riddles. She pursues the guilty suspect from clues that unravel into a ruthless game of cat and mouse. A weird connection ties her with the perpetrator. The show seems to be endless.
A town of mystery, with people who prefer to be tight-lipped, even though they seem to be aware of many facts. A hidden diary, with sins of the past and prophecies for the future. Intrigues, loves and passions in a tense, cinematic rhythm, while the suspense keeps growing.
About the author:
Angeliki Nikolouli was born in Pyrgos of Ilia. She has worked for almost 30 years as a front-row journalist in newspapers of Patra, Athens (Apogevmatini, Eleftheros Tipos, Ethnos etc), in magazines (Epikaira, Eikones) and on television (MEGA, SKAI, ALTER, ALPHA). She brought to light the case of wire tapping of politicians and important people of the country that were made by the National Service of Information. The documents she presented led her to the Committee of the Parliament to testify as a key witness. Nikolouli is best known for contributing to the arrest of the notorious serial killer of Thessaloniki and Drama, Kyriakos Papachronis, and the serial killer of the southern and northern suburbs of Athens, Spiros Beskos. Since 1995 she has been successfully hosting a live TV show “Light in the Tunnel”, which has helped to solve some 18 criminal cases. Nikolouli has cooperated with six countries, which have all featured the Greek reporter in many local shows. Nikolouli has been awarded by the European Union and several organizations for her TV show helping in finding missing people and solving cold cases. She has already been included twice in the Guinness World Records.
Written in collaboration with Stella Tsolakidou