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Thriller’s Hero Wants Peaceful Life in Barcelona

Destination: Barcelona


Book: Lying Crying Dying (2002) By Dominic Martell. (Newly published in e-book format, 2012.)

Although¬†LYING CRYING DYING¬†has been in print a few years, the three-book series that it launched has just gone mod with new e-book editions. Dominic Martell deserves to be better known than he is as a spy/thriller writer, and I’m amazed that this book never made it as a movie script. Packed with action, and set in a fascinating city, it just seems to be made for the big screen. (Martel may be better known by his pen name Sam Reaves, under which he wrote a much longer series of crime stories set in Chicago.) Continue reading Thriller’s Hero Wants Peaceful Life in Barcelona

Dark Mystery in Joyous Sevilla


The Blind Man of Seville Destination: Seville, Spain

Book: The Blind Man of Seville by Robert Wilson (2003)

Seville Plaza de Espana
Seville Plaza de Espana

How can such a distressing and dark mystery novel keep propelling me through its pages? Partly because it is set in the city of Seville, known for its joyous celebration of life. Robert Wilson captures the spirit of Seville throughout The Blind Man of Seville. Perhaps his best depiction comes in his description of Feria de Abril: Continue reading Dark Mystery in Joyous Sevilla