Buried Strangers (Paperback)

By Leighton Gage

Soho Crime, 9781569476147, 308pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2010



The second Mario Silva investigation
In the woods on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil, a dog unearths a human bone, buried recently. Chief Inspector Mario Silva of the Federal Police and his team of investigators are called in from Brasilia and discover a clandestine cemetery. And then another. Someone has secretly disposed of the bodies of hundreds of human beings, their corpses often interred in family groups. To get to the bottom of these heinous deeds, Silva must navigate a twisted and dangerous web of politics, corruption, and greed.

About the Author

Leighton Gage (1942 2013) wrote six other books in the Mario Silva series: Blood of the Wicked, Dying Gasp, Every Bitter Thing, A Vine in the Blood, and Perfect Hatred, and The Ways of Evil Men. Since 1973, he spent part of each year in Santana do Parnaiba, Brazil, where he met his wife, Eide. His books have been translated into French, Italian, Finnish, and Dutch."

Praise For Buried Strangers

Praise for the Chief Inspector Mario Silva series:

“Realistic characters that readers can care about.”—Detroit Free Press

“A gritty police procedural that benefits from its offbeat locale and an impressive tapestry of believable characters.”—Kirkus Reviews

“New and convincing.”—Mystery Scene

“Gage's compelling novels are good examples of how talented crime writers use the police procedural form to lay bare a society.”—Indianapolis Star