Nikos Foskolos was a Greek mystery writer, screenplay writer and director.
Foskolos started writing for newspapers "Empros" and "Independent Press" in the 1950s mostly as a film critic. Later, he developed as a mystery writer. His radio series "Detective stories of Nikos Foskolos" proved very popular at a time when TV was just beginning to appear in Greek life.
In the 1960s, Foskolos turned to writing theatre plays. Later, in that same decade, he turned to the Greek cinema with great success as he wrote the plot for over 70 films.
By 1971, Foskolos was also writing for Greek TV. His first series "The Unknown War" drew a record-breaking 92% of the audience.
Foskolos was honoured by the President of Greece in 2007. He was also honoured by the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece for his TV series "By this thou shall conquer".