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Blood crime
Blood crime
Alzamora, Sebastià, 1972-2016
It is 1936, and Barcelona burns as the Spanish Civil War takes over. The city is a bloodbath. Yet in all this death, the murders of a Marist monk and a young boy, drained of their blood, are strange enough to catch a police inspector's attention. His quest for justice is complicated by the politics, dangers, and espionage of daily life in a war zone. The Marist brothers of the murdered monk are being persecuted; meanwhile, a convent of Capuchin nuns hides in plain sight, trading favors with the military police to stay alive. In their midst is a thirteen-year-old novice who stumbles into the clutches of the murderer. Can she escape in this city of no happy endings? Narrated by a vampire who thrives in the havoc of the war, this stunning novel, inspired by the true story of a massacre in the early days of the Spanish Civil War, is a gothic reflection on the nature of monsters, in all their human form
Main title:
Blood crime / Sebastià Alzamora ; translated from the Catalan by Maruxa Relaño and Martha Tennent.
New York : Soho Crime, 2016.©2016
288 pages ; 22 cm.
First published in Catalan by Raval Edicions, SLU, Proa, 2012.Translated from the Catalan.
9781616956288 (hardback)1616956283 (hardback)
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham LibraryAdult FictionALZAAvailable