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Death on a Galician Shore by Domingo Villar
  

Death on a Galician Shore

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Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger 2011.

A cleverly plotted, page-turning murder mystery set on the beautiful, rugged coast of Galicia in northwest Spain.

CWA Judges’ comments: ‘What looks like a banal suicide leads to an investigation into the complex past of a village of fishermen, whose lives have been changed by fished-out waters, property development and the ambitions and prejudices of a once-conservative society.’

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Death on a Galician Shore by Domingo Villar

One misty autumn dawn in a quiet fishing port in northwest Spain, the body of a sailor washes up in the harbour. Detective Inspector Leo Caldas is called in from police headquarters in the nearby city of Vigo to sign off on what appears to be a suicide. But details soon come to light that turn this routine matter into a complex murder investigation. Finding out the truth is not easy when the villagers are so suspicious of outsiders. As Caldas delves into the maritime life of the village, he uncovers a disturbing decade-old case of a shipwreck and two mysterious disappearances. Death on a Galician Shore is a chilling story of violence, blackmail and revenge that has enthralled readers across Europe...

About the Author

Domingo Villar grew up in Vigo, Galicia and now lives in Madrid. His two novels, both featuring Inspector Leo Caldas, have been highly acclaimed top-ten bestsellers in Spain, and he is the winner of a Brigada 21 Prize for best crime novel. Death on a Galician Shore is his second novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

7th April 2011

Author

Domingo Villar

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Publisher

Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780349123417

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