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Charles Latimer

Charles Latimer is a detective novelist from England. He began his career as a university professor, but he has since left teaching to become a full-time writer. He is an ordinary and even prosaic man, with a strong sense of right and wrong. Mr. Peters considers the morality in Latimer's novels to be black and white, and even prudishly moral. Latimer must leave his clear-cut world to investigate the murky, criminal underworld of Dimitrios.

Latimer is vacationing in Turkey when he learns about Dimitrios by accident. He is taken with curiosity about this real-life criminal. From Dimitrios's sketchy criminal record, Latimer wonders what the man is really like, how he lived, and why he died. Although Latimer tells himself, rationally, that it would be silly to try to investigate Dimitrios, he cannot stop himself. His curiosity has overcome him, and Dimitrios has become an obsession. Dimitrios embodies...

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