A Death in Valencia by Jason Webster

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A Death in Valencia is the electrifying second Max Cámara Valencian crime novel from Jason Webster, author of Or the Bull Kills You.                                             

Max Cámara 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 in anticipation of the Pope’s visit to Valencia; and Town Hall officials are set on demolishing El Cabanyal, the colorful fisherman’s quarter on Valencia’s seafront. 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, 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, A Death in Valencia delves into issues that rouse unruly passions and divide the Spanish people today.

 

About Jason Webster

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Jason Webster was born in California and was brought up in England and Germany. After spells in Italy and Egypt, he moved to Spain in 1993, where he was inspired to write a number of highly acclaimed nonfiction books as well as the first mystery in the Max Cámara series, Or the Bull Kills You. He lives near Valencia with his wife, the flamenco dancer, Salud, and their two sons.
 
Published September 18, 2012 by Minotaur Books. 224 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Like most Spaniards, he takes the poetry of paella seriously and has visited La Mar, Roures’ restaurant, frequently enough to become a partisan.

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Tight plotting, rich atmospherics, and an engagingly flawed lead distinguish Webster’s second contemporary mystery set in Valencia, Spain (after 2011’s Or the Bull Kills You).

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The Bookbag

I was a little concerned when I saw Jason Webster compared to Michael Dibdin - he doesn't yet have Dibdin's plotting ability but he has that same knack of taking current concerns and weaving them, seamlessly, into a story.

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“A Death in Valencia” (Minotaur Books, $24.99), a mystery by Jason Webster, is the second book in his series featuring Chief Inspector Max Camara, who loves the flamenco, brandy and an occasional marijuana high.

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the naked ambition and ruthlessness among local politicians, the in-fighting and back-stabbing among the various levels of the police, and the historically based distrust of authority among local inhabitants, all in a city facing destruction in the name of progress.

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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.

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