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Death On A Galician Shore

Domingo Villar


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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...

Praise For Death On A Galician Shore

A precise portrait of a misty, insular environment, of peaceful people caught up in violence. And a very clever plot.—La Vanguardia

A satisfying read ... a traditional procedural laced with gothic menace—The Guardian

The rugged coastline of Galicia makes a suitably unsettling setting ... Caldas is an engaging copper—The Times

Villar seduced us with his first novel, and now confirms himself as an excellent writer with Death on a Galician Shore. The plotting is as good as his descriptions of maritime life.—El Pais

Abacus, 9780349123424, 384pp.

Publication Date: November 6, 2012

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.