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In the thrilling follow up to Or the Bull Kills You, Detective Max Cámara must investigate the murder of a renowned paella chef and threats against a local abortion clinic in a brilliantly atmospheric Spanish setting

Detective Max Cámara is under pressure.

A renowned paella chef has been found dead; the town hall are set on demolishing El Cabanyal, the colourful fisherman's quarter on Valencia's sea-front; an abortionist has been kidnapped and with the Pope due to visit the city, the police are summoned to offer protection from crowds of the faithful and the danger of anti-religionists alike.

When one of Cámara's long term adversaries is put in charge of the missing abortionist case, tensions are quickly running high, and with ominous cracks spreading across the walls of his flat, Cámara soon has nowhere to turn.

Reviews

Jason Webster has made Valencia his own... This is Chief Inspector Max Camara’s second outing, and his colourful personality is every bit a match for the vibrant but often trouble home of paella he has to keep safe

Henry Sutton, Daily Mirror

Camara is a lively edition to Mediterranean coppery

Marcel Berlins, The Times

Our favourite Spanish, flamenco-loving, brandy-drinking inspector (and there are a few) is back

Sport Magazine

Camara is the opposite of the conventional ‘foodie’ detective from Mediterranean fiction... [Camara’s] perceptions of what is wrong with Spanish society form an original background to a complex thriller

Jane Jakeman, Independent

This second novel featuring resourceful protagonist Max Camara is quite the equal of its atmospheric predecessor Or the Bull Kills You

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099546955

    July 15, 2013

    Vintage

    320 pages

    RRP $19.99

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Fatal Sunset
A Body in Barcelona
Blood Med
The Spy with 29 Names
The Killing of el Niño Jesús
The Anarchist Detective
Or the Bull Kills You
Sacred Sierra
Andalus
Guerra
Duende

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