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A Death in Valencia

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Publisher Comments:

A Death in Valencia is the electrifying second Max Cámara Valencian crime novel from Jason Webster, author of Or the Bull Kills You.                                             

Max Cámara is feeling low. Ominous cracks have appeared in the walls of his flat; the body of a well-known paella chef has been washed up on the beach; there are rows and threats about abortion clinics in anticipation of the Popes visit to Valencia; and Town Hall officials are set on demolishing El Cabanyal, the colorful fishermans quarter on Valencias seafront. As Cámara untangles these threads, he stumbles into a web of corruption and violence, uncovering deep animosities and hidden secrets, and forcing him to question his own doubts and desires. 

This is the second novel in Websters dark and witty series, following his widely praised debut, Or the Bull Kills You. The plot is fast and twisting, the scene-setting vivid, and the atmosphere powerfully authentic. Starring the determined Cámara, with his love of flamenco and brandy, and occasional doped-out high, A Death in Valencia delves into issues that rouse unruly passions and divide the Spanish people today.

Review:

"Tight plotting, rich atmospherics, and an engagingly flawed lead distinguish Webster's second contemporary mystery set in Valencia, Spain (after 2011's Or the Bull Kills You). A week after popular paella chef Pep Roures disappears, Chief Insp. Max Cámara, of the National Police, helps fish the chef's body out of the water off the port city. The autopsy reveals that Roures drowned after being stabbed in the kidney from behind. Roures was generally admired for his culinary artistry, but he was a vocal opponent of the local government's plan for redevelopment of the area where his restaurant was located. As Cámara's inquiries are just getting underway, he suffers a disruptive personal tragedy that forces him to shift his focus. He soon has an abduction to factor in as well as security precautions for the impending visit of the pope. The undercurrent of melancholy, as Cámara finds himself in conflict with the powers-that-be, sets this apart from the usual southern European procedural/whodunit. Agent: Peter Robinson. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

A Death in Valencia is the electrifying second Max Cámara Valencian crime novel from Jason Webster, author of Or the Bull Kills You.                                             

Max Cámara is feeling low. Ominous cracks have appeared in the walls of his flat; the body of a well-known paella chef has been washed up on the beach; there are rows and threats about abortion clinics in anticipation of the Popes visit to Valencia; and Town Hall officials are set on demolishing El Cabanyal, the colorful fishermans quarter on Valencias seafront. As Cámara untangles these threads, he stumbles into a web of corruption and violence, uncovering deep animosities and hidden secrets, and forcing him to question his own doubts and desires. 

This is the second novel in Websters dark and witty series, following his widely praised debut, Or the Bull Kills You. The plot is fast and twisting, the scene-setting vivid, and the atmosphere powerfully authentic. Starring the determined Cámara, with his love of flamenco and brandy, and occasional doped-out high, A Death in Valencia delves into issues that rouse unruly passions and divide the Spanish people today.

Synopsis:

The electrifying second Max Cámara Valencian crime novel from Jason Webster, author of Or the Bull Kills You.                                             

Max Cámara is feeling low. Ominous cracks have appeared in the walls of his flat; the body of a well-known paella chef has been washed up on the beach; there are rows and threats about abortion clinics in anticipation of the Popes visit to Valencia; and Town Hall officials are set on demolishing El Cabanyal, the colorful fishermans quarter on Valencias seafront. As Cámara untangles these threads, he stumbles into a web of corruption and violence, uncovering deep animosities and hidden secrets, and forcing him to question his own doubts and desires. 

This is the second novel in Websters dark and witty series, following his widely praised debut, Or the Bull Kills You. The plot is fast and twisting, the scene-setting vivid, and the atmosphere powerfully authentic. Starring the determined Cámara, with his love of flamenco and brandy, and occasional doped-out high, A Death in Valencia delves into issues that rouse unruly passions and divide the Spanish people today.

About the Author

JASON WEBSTER was born in California and brought up in England and Germany. He lives near Valencia with his wife and their son. He is also the author of Or the Bull Kills You.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312581848
Author:
Webster, Jason
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery & Detective/International Mystery & Crime
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Tight plotting, rich atmospherics, and an engagingly flawed lead distinguish Webster's second contemporary mystery set in Valencia, Spain (after 2011's Or the Bull Kills You). A week after popular paella chef Pep Roures disappears, Chief Insp. Max Cámara, of the National Police, helps fish the chef's body out of the water off the port city. The autopsy reveals that Roures drowned after being stabbed in the kidney from behind. Roures was generally admired for his culinary artistry, but he was a vocal opponent of the local government's plan for redevelopment of the area where his restaurant was located. As Cámara's inquiries are just getting underway, he suffers a disruptive personal tragedy that forces him to shift his focus. He soon has an abduction to factor in as well as security precautions for the impending visit of the pope. The undercurrent of melancholy, as Cámara finds himself in conflict with the powers-that-be, sets this apart from the usual southern European procedural/whodunit. Agent: Peter Robinson. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

A Death in Valencia is the electrifying second Max Cámara Valencian crime novel from Jason Webster, author of Or the Bull Kills You.                                             

Max Cámara is feeling low. Ominous cracks have appeared in the walls of his flat; the body of a well-known paella chef has been washed up on the beach; there are rows and threats about abortion clinics in anticipation of the Popes visit to Valencia; and Town Hall officials are set on demolishing El Cabanyal, the colorful fishermans quarter on Valencias seafront. As Cámara untangles these threads, he stumbles into a web of corruption and violence, uncovering deep animosities and hidden secrets, and forcing him to question his own doubts and desires. 

This is the second novel in Websters dark and witty series, following his widely praised debut, Or the Bull Kills You. The plot is fast and twisting, the scene-setting vivid, and the atmosphere powerfully authentic. Starring the determined Cámara, with his love of flamenco and brandy, and occasional doped-out high, A Death in Valencia delves into issues that rouse unruly passions and divide the Spanish people today.

"Synopsis" by ,

The electrifying second Max Cámara Valencian crime novel from Jason Webster, author of Or the Bull Kills You.                                             

Max Cámara is feeling low. Ominous cracks have appeared in the walls of his flat; the body of a well-known paella chef has been washed up on the beach; there are rows and threats about abortion clinics in anticipation of the Popes visit to Valencia; and Town Hall officials are set on demolishing El Cabanyal, the colorful fishermans quarter on Valencias seafront. As Cámara untangles these threads, he stumbles into a web of corruption and violence, uncovering deep animosities and hidden secrets, and forcing him to question his own doubts and desires. 

This is the second novel in Websters dark and witty series, following his widely praised debut, Or the Bull Kills You. The plot is fast and twisting, the scene-setting vivid, and the atmosphere powerfully authentic. Starring the determined Cámara, with his love of flamenco and brandy, and occasional doped-out high, A Death in Valencia delves into issues that rouse unruly passions and divide the Spanish people today.

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