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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.’
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...
Closing date: 11/10/2018
Publication date: 07/04/2011
Publisher: Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
|Publication date:||7th April 2011|
|Publisher:||Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
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.More About Domingo Villar