Barcelona Shadows

Pushkin Press, 2 ene. 2014 - 272 páginas
CSI meets Jack the Ripper in early 20th century Barcelona: captivating, scary and genre-breaking.In 1917, Barcelona's infamous Raval district is alive with outlandish rumours. A monster is abducting and murdering young children. The police are either powerless to prevent his terrible crimes,or indifferent to them, since they concern only the sons and daughters of prostitutes. But Inspector Moises Corvo is determined to stop the outrages, and punish their perpetrator. His inquiries take him on a tour of the Catalan capital,through slum, high-class brothel and casino, and end in a stomach-turning revelation.Barcelona Shadows is based on a true story, found by Barcelona CSI Marc Pastor in the archives of the Barcelona police.

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Reseña de usuario  - stephengoldenberg - LibraryThing

A strange, gruesome novel based on an actual serial child murderer in Barcelona the early 1900s. The conceit of having Death as the narrator works well especially at the end. Although it's very ... Leer reseña completa

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Reseña de usuario  - charlie68 - LibraryThing

A different sort of mystery. Very dark, gothic, and manages to work up the suspense well. Had me guessing as to the time the novel takes place. Not a children's book. Leer reseña completa

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Sobre el autor (2014)

Marc Pastor (b. 1977) studied criminology and crime policy, and works as a crime-scene investigator in Barcelona. He is the author of four novels: Montecristo, Barcelona Shadows, awarded the Crims de Tinta prize in 2008, L'any de la plaga and Bioko. Richly atmospheric, his work spans a range of genres, from Sci Fi to Gothic via the adventure novel. Barcelona Shadows is first book published in English.

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