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Shortlisted for the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award at CrimeFest 2014.

A satirical romp and suspenseful mystery set in the world of alternative therapy and meditation centres of Barcelona.

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The Sound of One Hand Killing by Teresa Solana

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 .



'...She paints a glorious picture of an urbane and lubricious Hispanic lifestyle as the brothers gumshoe their way through cocktail bars and tapas joints... The portrayal of winter life in Barcelona is lively and the relationship between the two brothers is fascinating...' Times Literary Supplement

'Solana's sparkling debut pokes sharp fun at Catalan politics, society and pretensions. . From their false front of an office and the secretary who exists only as a lingering scent and a bottle of nail varnish, the brothers bumble and stumble to the truth and hopefully to further adventures.' Publishers Weekly

'A delightful mystery set in Barcelona. Clever, funny and utterly unpretentious.' Sunday Times

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.

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Publication date

1st February 2013


Teresa Solana

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Bitter Lemon Press


242 pages


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