The Blind Man of Seville

Combining suspenseful storytelling with a thoughtful exploration of the human psyche, The Blind Man of Seville is a terrifying and “consistently stunning” police procedural from the Gold Dagger Award–winning author of A Small Death in ...

Author: Robert Wilson

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547537581

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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A Spanish detective investigates a series of grisly killings in a crime thriller that maintains “an almost unbearable pitch of excitement” (Booklist). Called to a gruesome crime scene, Inspector Javier Falcón is shocked and sickened by what he finds there. Strewn like flower petals on the victim’s shirt are the man’s own eyelids, evidence of a heinous crime with no obvious motive. When the investigation leads Falcón to read his late father’s journals, he discovers a disturbing and sordid past. Meanwhile, more victims are falling. While he struggles to solve the case, he comes across a missing section of his father’s journal—and becomes the murderer’s next intended victim. Combining suspenseful storytelling with a thoughtful exploration of the human psyche, The Blind Man of Seville is a terrifying and “consistently stunning” police procedural from the Gold Dagger Award–winning author of A Small Death in Lisbon (St. Louis Post-Dispatch).

The Blind Man of Seville

Author: Robert Wilson

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ISBN: 9780007164363

Category: Police

Page: 400

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The Silent and the Damned

A new psychological thriller featuring Javier Falcon, the tortured detective from 'The Blind Man of Seville'.

Author: Robert Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780007117840

Category: Crime fiction

Page: 358

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A new psychological thriller featuring Javier Falcon, the tortured detective from 'The Blind Man of Seville'.

Crime Uncovered Detective

Robert Wilson, The Blind Man of Seville Seeing Seville Chief Inspector Javier Falcón of the Seville Grupo de Homicidios is different from the other non-Anglo American detectives in this collection. Unlike Maigret, Beck, Montalbano, ...

Author: Barry Forshaw

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1783206322

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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For most of the twentieth century, the private eye dominated crime fiction and film, a lone figure fighting for justice, often in opposition to the official representatives of law and order. More recently, however, the police have begun to take centre stage – as exemplified by the runaway success of TV police procedurals like Law and Order. In Crime Uncovered: Detective, Barry Forshaw offers an exploration of some of the most influential and popular fictional police detectives in the history of the genre. Taking readers into the worlds of such beloved authors as P. D. James, Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbø, Ian Rankin and Håkan Nesser, this book zeroes in on the characteristics that define the iconic characters they created, discussing how they relate to their national and social settings, questions of class, and to the criminals they relentlessly pursue. Showing how the role of the authority figure has changed – and how each of these writers creates characters who work both within and against the strictures of official investigations – the book shows how creators cleverly subvert expectations of both police procedure and the crime genre itself. Written by a leading expert in the field and drawn from interviews with the featured authors, Crime Uncovered: Detective will thrill the countless fans of Inspector Rebus, Harry Hole, Adam Dalgliesh and the other enduring police detectives who define the genre.

Blind Man of Seville

And Falcon realizes that this is not just a hunt for the all-seeing killer who knows his victims' secret lives but also the search for his own missing heart.

Author: Robert Wilson

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ISBN: 9785558899504

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The bestselling author of "A Small Death in Lisbon" tells a gripping tale of a grisly murder that leads a police detective to the seamy side of his famous father's life.

You Will Never Find Me

A father follows his runaway daughter into a world of crime and espionage in this thriller by “one of the more sophisticated writers in his field” (Kirkus Reviews).

Author: Robert Wilson

Publisher: Europa Editions

ISBN: 160945264X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A father follows his runaway daughter into a world of crime and espionage in this thriller by “one of the more sophisticated writers in his field” (Kirkus Reviews). Amy Boxer, the precocious, frustrated daughter of kidnap consultant Charles Boxer and DI Mercy Danquah, has decided on drastic action: She’s leaving home. But Amy can’t just walk out. First she goads her parents with a challenge: YOU WILL NEVER FIND ME. Amy’s destination: Madrid. Here, in the strobe lights of bars and crowded dance clubs, she’s anonymous and untraceable. Except to a volatile, unpredictable leader in the city’s drug trade, the man known only as El Osito. Boxer will use his very specific set of skills to retrace Amy’s quickly vanishing steps. Meanwhile, Detective Inspector Danquah has her own missing person case in London: the young son of a retired Russian secret service agent who’s trying to learn who poisoned his colleague, Alexander Tereshchenko. As the detective begins her search, a body is found in Madrid. And Amy’s father may be the next target . . . The Gold Dagger Award–winning author of A Small Death in Lisbon “demonstrates, as Graham Greene did long ago, that thrillers are the liveliest, most gripping, most thought-provoking literary enterprises going today” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). “Few writers—in any genre—can match Wilson’s depth of character and plot or his evocation of place.” —The Boston Globe

The Company of Strangers

Turn the page to begin the prologue and first chapter of Robert Wilson's new novel, The Blind Man of Seville, now available at bookstores everywhere. Prologue 'You have to look,' said the voice. But he Back Matter The Blind Man of ...

Author: Robert Wilson

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547625421

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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A poignant, “top rank” espionage thriller spanning from WWII to the Cold War from the award-winning author of A Small Death in Lisbon (The Guardian). Portugal, 1944. Recruited by British intelligence to help uncover Nazi secrets of atomic warfare, math prodigy Andrea Aspinall soon disappears into the crowds of Lisbon, hiding behind a new identity. Karl Voss, an attaché for German intelligence, arrives in the city under the purported agenda of helping the Reich, all the while secretly working to save his beloved home country from annihilation under their reign. Two lost souls meet in a city filled with haunting secrets and deadly lies, desperately trying to find love amid assassination attempts, shifting loyalties, and heartbreaking betrayals. And when tragedy strikes, the repercussions last for decades, leading one of them on a quest, twenty-four years later, back into a sinister world of espionage long thought left behind. Hailed as both “a heartrending tale, unfolded with loving patience and rising tension” (Kirkus Reviews) and “an evocative and compelling thriller” (Publishers Weekly), The Company of Strangers is a provocative and moving take on the classic espionage narrative, exploring what happens when the allegiances of heart and head oppose each other.

Book Lust to Go

Thriller fanswillwant to checkout Winterin Madridby C.J. Sansom and the four mysteries by Robert Wilson thatare allset in Seville, starring Inspector Javier Falcón. They include, in order, The Blind Man of Seville ...

Author: Nancy Pearl

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1570617015

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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Adventure is just a book away as best-selling author Nancy Pearl returns with recommended reading for more than 120 destinations around the globe. Book Lust To Go connects the best fiction and nonfiction to particular destinations, whether your bags are packed or your armchair is calling. With stops from Texas to Timbuktu, Nancy Pearl's reading recommendations will send you on your way.

Andalucia

There are four books in this series, the first of which is The Blind Man of Seville. The Guardian newspaper described it as the detective story that Paul Bowles never wrote. With the action flitting between Tangiers and Easter in ...

Author: Andrew Edwards

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0857728652

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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Its literary history began to develop with the Romans and reached an early flowering when Arabic poets drew on centuries of literary tradition, together with the landscapes and passions of Moorish Spain. Later, Prosper Merimee, Byron and Washington Irving forged legends of exotic southern Spain that persist to this day and Spanish writers themselves captured the rich tapestry of Andalucian culture, from Cervantes' Seville to the Cordoba of Baroque poet Luis de Gongora and Lorca's 'hidden Andalucia'. With the advent of the Civil War, a new generation flocked to Andalucia and were inspired to write some of the Twentieth Century's most iconic works of literature, from Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls to Gerald Brenan's The Spanish Labyrinth and Laurie Lee's trilogy of books. As vibrant and compelling as the region itself, Andalucia: A Literary Guide for Travellers illuminates the very soul of Spain.

The Hidden Assassins

"--Los Angeles Times "A toboggan ride into hell and back."--The Columbus Dispatch "Wilson's plotting is intricate, his detective endearingly human, Seville a captivating venue. This is crime fiction of high order.

Author: Robert Wilson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0156032562

Category: Fiction

Page: 453

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In the aftermath of a terrorist bombing of a Seville basement mosque, Inspector Jefe Javier Falcn sifts through the ensuing panic and destruction to explore growing suspicions about a terrible conspiracy with ties to an imminent attack of greater proportions. By the author of The Vanished Hands. Reprint.