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Author Alzamora, Sebastià, 1972- author.

Title Blood crime / Sebastià Alzamora ; translated from the Catalan by Maruxa Relaño and Martha Tennent.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Soho Crime, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Allendale Branch Fiction, Mystery    M ALZAMORA,S    Available
 PAS Central Library Fiction, Mystery    M ALZAMORA,S    Available
Description 288 pages ; 22 cm
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Note "First published in Catalan by Raval Edicions, SLU, Proa, 2012" -- Title page verso.
Summary 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.
Awards Sant Jordi Prize for Catalan Literature
Subject Vampires -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.
Added Author Relaño, Maruxa, translator.
Tennent, Martha, translator.
Added Title Crim de sang. English
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