George Eraclides is the authorised biographer of Mr Epictetus Angelakakis, the private investigator and security consultant, who has operated in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, since the late 1980s. Involved in some of the most famous, and not so famous, cases involving the good people of the north, Mr Angelakakis has been extensively interviewed and his exploits fictionalised to protect the innocent and the ratbags he has had to deal with.
Mr Eraclides has also captured the underlying philosophical foundations, indeed the very ‘grounding’ (as Heidegger would say), of Mr Angelakakis’s investigative practice.
In other words, the bullshit that gets Epi going.
Anyone who aspires to becoming a criminal investigator, or is interested in the workings of a master-detective’s mind, will find much to ponder in this work. Or not.
Mr Eraclides inhabits the northern suburbs with his partner, two huge rescued dogs and a rescued cat and when he is not picking up after the dogs he spends his precious time talking to the cat and thinking, poor sod.
He is also the author of a variety of works from science fiction satire to poetry, from observations on the meaning or otherwise of life to literary themes. You will find a selection of his writing on the website georgeeraclides.com.
Finding Harry: A Tale from the Northern Suburbs
By George Eraclides
Bonzer Press 2017
© George Eraclides
All Rights Reserved
No part of the material in this publication may be altered for any purpose without the express permission of the copyright holder, George Eraclides.
The material contained in this publication is protected by Australian and International copyright laws.
Book cover design: Anna Achia 2016
Photograph of Valiant car on the cover is by sv1ambo at https://www.flickr.com/photos/50415738@N04/5047983609 and has a Creative Commons licence (CC BY 2.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Bonzer Press is based in Preston, Victoria, Australia
Website of George Eraclides: https://georgeeraclides.com/
Dedicated to my parents who will have to read this work in the big library in the sky.
Heartfelt thanks to my partner of 23 years and fellow writer, Vivien Achia. She gets the endurance award. To her daughter Anna Achia for the cover design and website creation (www.georgeeraclides.com). My thanks also to the crew at Tablo (https://tablo.io/ Laura et al) for their wonderful website, software product and ePublishing help. Great concept.
Now, please note: Living in a fantasy world can be damaging to your health, especially if you have a fragile ego. At some point in time, you will encounter reality, or what passes for it in a metaphysically confusing world. This encounter may undermine, and ultimately destroy, your fantasy and perhaps your mental health.
This is a work of fiction and the characters only exist in an imaginary realm best left to philosophers to investigate.
The protagonist in this work has a rich fantasy life which, as luck would have it, manages to interact with our commonplace reality in ways that sometimes make sense. You might not be so lucky. If after reading this book, you find yourself drifting more and more into the strange world of Epictetus Angelakakis, the leading private investigator of the northern suburbs, then please seek professional help. The biographer of Mr Angelakakis wants you to be well.
The story features a lot of Australian 1980's northern suburbs English, mate.
It is set sometime in 1989. A lot of important things happened in 1989; the Berlin wall came down and the volume of rhetoric went up. On Planet Coburg, life went on in a minor key, although people in Coburg would not see it that way…….