Category Archives: Spain

Red April by Santiago Roncagliolo

Red April by Santiago Roncagliolo translated by Edith Grossman Atlantic, 2010; first published in Spain 2006 Reviewed at Petrona, October 2011.

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A Not-So Perfect Crime by Teresa Solana

A Not-So Perfect Crime by Teresa Solana, tr Peter Bush. Reviewed at Petrona January 2011. See here for review.

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Death on a Galician Shore by Domingo Villar

Villar, Domingo – ‘Death on a Galician Shore’ (translated by Sonia Soto) Trade Paperback: 384 pages (Apr. 2011) Publisher: Abacus ISBN: 0349123411 Inspector Leo Caldas of the Viga police is visiting his father in the countryside of this region of … Continue reading

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Water-blue Eyes, by Domingo Villar

Water-Blue Eyes (Eurocrime) Translated from the Spanish by Martin Schifino. First published in translation in the UK, 2008. First published, asOjos de Agua, in 2006.  Water-blue Eyes is simply a perfect short crime novel, 176 pages long. It is a debut … Continue reading

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At Close Quarters, by Eugenio Fuentes

  At Close Quarters (Eurocrime)   Translated by Martin Schifino. A young, single man lives in a flat in a medium-sized coastal city in Spain. Looking out of his window in the morning, he sees a beautiful woman among the … Continue reading

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The Southern Seas, by Manuel Vazquez Montalban

  Southern Seas Translated by Patrick Camiller.If  the Swedish authors Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, writing in the 1960s and 70s, are often held to be the parents of the modern police-procedural crime novel, then the Spanish Manuel Vazquez Montalban, … Continue reading

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