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Teresa Solana - Author

About the Author

Born in 1962, Teresa Solana lives in Barcelona. She has written several novels, some kept quietly in her drawer, others highly acclaimed. A Not So Perfect Crime, the first in this series, won the 2007 Brigada 21 Prize for the best Catalan mystery novel. Peter Bush is the well known translator of Leonardo Padura and Juan Goytisolo.

Featured books by Teresa Solana

The Sound of One Hand Killing

The Sound of One Hand Killing

Author: Teresa Solana Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/02/2013

Shortlisted for the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award at CrimeFest 2014. On assignment Eduard and Borja check out an exclusive meditation centre in the ritziest part of Barcelona, only to discover the director murdered, whacked in the head with a statuette of the Buddha. The violent death of a neighbour - who happens to be a CIA agent - simultaneously drags them into an international conspiracy complicated by Borja's attempt to smuggle a priceless Assyrian figurine, the Lioness of Baghdad .

Other books by Teresa Solana

The First Prehistoric Serial Killer and other stories

The First Prehistoric Serial Killer and other stories

Author: Teresa Solana Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

An impressive and very funny collection of stories by Teresa Solana but the fun is very dark indeed. The oddest things happen. Statues decompose and stink out galleries, two old grandmothers are vengeful killers, a prehistoric detective on the verge of becoming the first religious charlatan trails a triple murder that is threatening cave life as the early innocents knew it. The collection also includes a sparkling web of Barcelona stories--connected by two criminal acts--that allows Solana to explore the darker side of different parts of the city and their seedier inhabitants.

Crazy Tales of Blood and Guts

Crazy Tales of Blood and Guts

Author: Teresa Solana Format: eBook Release Date: 07/04/2013

Fascinating short stories that include a rather bloody satire on installation art, including the Edgar Award-nominated story "e;Still Life No.41"e;, a wonderful story of gruesome revenge involving a wayward son-in-law, a surprising and hilarious tale of a pre-historic serial killer who invents God and psychoanalysis, and, inevitably, a vampire story told with venom and humor.These stories remind one of the best short stories by Stephen King, such as those in the Just after Sunset compilation. They can be horrific but are never without a devastating sense of humor. As in the adult short stories of Roald Dahl (the Kiss Kiss collection in particular, with its tales of family and other violence) there is great ingenuity, surprising and satisfying endings, and, since its Solana, deep cutting satire of contemporary fads and mores.

The Sound of One Hand Killing

The Sound of One Hand Killing

Author: Teresa Solana Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/02/2013

Shortlisted for the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award at CrimeFest 2014. On assignment Eduard and Borja check out an exclusive meditation centre in the ritziest part of Barcelona, only to discover the director murdered, whacked in the head with a statuette of the Buddha. The violent death of a neighbour - who happens to be a CIA agent - simultaneously drags them into an international conspiracy complicated by Borja's attempt to smuggle a priceless Assyrian figurine, the Lioness of Baghdad .

A Shortcut to Paradise

A Shortcut to Paradise

Author: Teresa Solana Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2011

A writer is murdered at the Ritz on the night she wins an important literary prize, battered to death with the trophy she has just won. A satire of the Catalan literary scene dressed up as a hilarious murder mystery

Not So Perfect Crime

Not So Perfect Crime

Author: Teresa Solana Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2008

Another day in Barcelona, another slimy politician's wife is suspected of infidelity. Lluis Font discovers a portrait of his wife in an exhibition that leads him to conclude he is being cuckolded by the artist. Concerned only about the potential political fallout, he hires twins Eduard and Pep, private detectives with a supposed knack for helping the wealthy with their 'dirty laundry'. Their office is adorned with false doors leading to non-existent private rooms, a mysterious secretary who is always away and a broken laptop computer picked up on the street. The case turns ugly when Font's wife is found poisoned by a marron glace from a box of sweets delivered anonymously. This is a deftly plotted, bitingly funny mystery novel. It is a satire of Catalan politics and a fascinating insight into the life and habits of Barcelona's inhabitants, diurnal and nocturnal.

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