A Coffin for Dimitrios Setting & Symbolism

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is where Latimer's adventure begins. He meets Colonel Haki in Istanbul and learns about Dimitrios's supposed death. In Istanbul, Latimer views Dimitrios's body at the morgue and learns what the Turkish police know about Dimitrios's career in crime.

The Mortuary

Latimer accompanies Colonel Haki to the stifling mortuary to see Dimitrios's dead body.

Smyrna

Smyrna is the place where Dimitrios commits his first known murder in 1922, when Smyrna is occupied by Turkish forces who burn down much of the city and massacre over a hundred thousand Armenians. Dimitrios murders a money lender named Sholem, steals money, and escapes to Greece.

Sofia, Bulgaria

Dimitrios enters Sofia, Bulgaria through Greece, and he becomes involved in a plot to murder the Bulgarian Prime Minister Stambulisky.

The Train to Sofia

Latimer first meets Mr. Peters on the train to Sofia, where Peters learns from Latimer what hotel he will...

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