New books by big names

When a surgeon is accused of taking bribes, his life is turned upside-down. Telemachos Kotsias’s latest novel, «Tekmirion athootitas» (Proof of Innocence), is set in a world of ruthless Greek lawyers, Albanian criminals, crafty provincials and vengeful lovers. Kedros is launching the book on May 13, at 8 p.m. Poet and critic Costas Papageorgiou and writer Gazmend Kapllani will present the novel and actress Despina Sarafeiou will read extracts. (Stoa tou Vivliou book arcade, 5 Pesmazoglou & Stadiou, tel 210.325.3989.) A little blood Meet popular author Soti Triantafyllou at the launch of her latest novel, «Ligo apo to aima sou» (A Little of Your Blood), published by Patakis. (Ianos bookstore, 24 Stadiou, tel 210.321.7917.) Sea creatures Maro Loizou’s heroine Maria goes on an underwater adventure with a sea horse in «I politeia tou bythou» (The City of the Deep), illustrated by Katerina Veroutsou. Patakis publishers and the Parodos art group invite young readers to learn about the sea creatures she meets on Wednesday, May 14. (Patakis bookstore, 65 Academias, tel 210.365.0027.)