Blood Crime

Blood Crime

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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 forms.
Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Crime, [2016]
Copyright Date: ♭2016
ISBN: 9781616956288
1616956283
Branch Call Number: FIC ALZAMOR 2016
Characteristics: 288 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Tennent, Martha
Relaño, Maruxa

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danulb
Dec 14, 2016

Great setting and well written (in translation, of course). The novel manages to juggle quite a large cast without losing interest or momentum.

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