A praia dos afogados review Ì 9

review A praia dos afogados

A praia dos afogados review Ì 9 ½ One misty autumn dawn in a uiet fishing port in northwest Spain the body of a sailor washes up in the harbour Detective Inspector Leo Caldas is called in from police headuarters in the nearby city of Vigo to sign off on what appears to be a suicide But details soon come to light that turn this routine matter into a City of Vigo to sign off on what appears to be a suicide But details soon come to light that turn this routine matter into a complex murder investigation Finding out the truth is not easy wh. Domingo Villar's Death on a Galician Shore is one of the better mysteries I've read in a while Spanish author Villar has sadly yet to be published in the US and it was only by chance that I came across it whilst perusing the list of possible titles to be considered for the CWA International Dagger Award on the Euro Crime blog which by the way I should mention as it is one of the best resources for crime fiction I've come across I usually prefer to read mysteries in order but I was able to get it from as a Kindle ebook through my library so this was an interesting reading experience for me all around Galicia is in the upper northwest corner of Spain just above Portugal and if you do a search on Google for images go ahead and do it I'll wait you'll appreciate the visuals you might much like myself wish you could immediately board a plane and travel there When I searched for the title to find a description of the story I was taken with the cover illustration slightly broody which brought windswept images to my mind A lone figure standing by a beached boat with dark clouds looming overhead made me think I was in for a nice atmospheric read and I found that to be very much the case Leo Caldas is a detective inspector in the city of Vigo on the Atlantic coast He's a curious man and had I read the first book I might have a better handle on him but it was interesting trying to sort out his personality as the story progressed I picture him as perhaps middle age in his 40s He lives alone as his former lover Alba has left him I'm unsure of the circumstances however he seems a little lonely His father is retired and runs a winery but I get the impression Leo spends less time with him than his father would like Leo smokes too much has a fondness for fine food and gets ueasy in boats and cars but when it comes to investigating murders he's observant and uite practical in his mode of workingIt's not unusual for bodies to wash ashore and even a body with hands tied together isn't necessarily cause for alarm More often than not it's a suicide so when a body is found washed ashore in the small fishing village of Panxón it's first assumed foul play isn't involved When the pathologist notes that the plastic tie holding the hands together is turned in such a way that the man couldn't have tied it himself Inspector Caldas and his partner Rafa Estevez set off for Panxón to investigate The victim is a local fisherman who spent his free time tinkering in his shed or visiting his mother and sister Mostly he was a loner who kept to himself with no friends and importantly no known enemies He was last seen setting off in his boat on a Sunday morning normally a day for rest when no fishing is allowed Several days later he was found with a blow to the back of the head bruised and with a packet of salt in his pocket and his boat nowhere to be foundThere are few leads and the case has little momentum Leo learns that a small rowing boat of the fisherman had recently been grafittied with the word murderers and a date but as is so often the case in a small town no one is forthcoming as to what it all means Ten years previously the murdered man had been in an accident during a storm The captain drowned but the three crew members donned life jackets and were able to safely swim to shore Now there's tal

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One misty autumn dawn in a uiet fishing port in northwest Spain the body of a sailor washes up in the harbour Detective Inspector Leo Caldas is called in from police headuarters in the nearby. My struggle was three or four starsI decided on three as the writing is somewhat sparse and my preference is for excess With me is usually better I think the style is supposed to be emblematic of Galician nature and Villar derives some humor in the story from this trait in some of his characters interacting with those from elsewhere in SpainA wonderful trek through the investigative fog where little is known and facts build slowly with assumptions tripping up the investigation and theories changing as the facts roll in A very likeable investigator with an interesting penumbra of associates villagers suspects and family Very yummy food choicesEager to read his other story

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A praia dos afogadosEn the villagers are so suspicious of outsiders As Caldas delves into the maritime life of the village he uncovers a disturbing decade old case of a shipwreck and two mysterious disappearance. I'm sure I've come across this storyline before but my recollection didn't have 100% the same details in the book ie dialogues characters scenes at the hospital etc Maybe it's been made in to a TV series audiobookBut a good read nonetheless