A Death in Valencia
The electrifying second Max Camara Valencian crime novel from Jason Webster, author of Or the Bull Kills You.
Trade Paperback$34.95 RRPISBN: 9780701185084Published: 15/06/2012Imprint: Chatto & WindusExtent: 224 pages
Paperback$19.95 RRPISBN: 9780099546955Published: 15/07/2013Imprint: VintageExtent: 320 pages
Max Camara 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; the town hall are set on demolishing El Cabanyal, the colourful fisherman's quarter on Valencia's sea-front. 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 Webster's dark and witty series, following his widely praised debut with 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, Some Other Body delves into issues that rouse unruly passions and divide the Spanish people today.