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  • Published: 6 June 2013
  • ISBN: 9781446484838
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288
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The Anarchist Detective

(Max Cámara 3)




Detective Max Cámara faces a crime that reopens old wounds

Sent on leave after his last, brutal, case, Max Cámara returns to his home town in La Mancha, famous for producing the finest saffron in the world.

There, the past keeps pulling at him. The town is exhuming a mass grave from the Civil War, but why is his grandfather behaving so strangely? His old friend Yago is investigating a particularly nasty murder which sets off memories Max has been trying to bury for years. And then there are Yago’s whisperings about a saffron mafia...

Max finds himself plunged into the thick of a complex and intensely personal case that will put him in severe danger and have him questioning his past – and his future in the police.

  • Pub date: 6 June 2013
  • ISBN: 9781446484838
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the Author

Jason Webster

Brought up in England, Jason Webster has lived for many years in Spain. His acclaimed non-fiction books about Spain include Duende: A Journey in Search of Flamenco; Andalus: Unlocking the Secrets of Moorish Spain; Guerra: Living in the Shadows of the Spanish Civil War; Sacred Sierra: A Year on a Spanish Mountain and The Spy with 29 Names.

His Max Cámara series of crime novels started with Or the Bull Kills You, which was was longlisted for the CWA Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards New Blood Dagger 2011. This was followed by A Death in Valencia, The Anarchist Detective, Blood Med and A Body in Barcelona.

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Praise for The Anarchist Detective

“Each Max Camara novel is a treat to savour”

Mark Billingham

“A superbly balanced novel, it conveys a wonderful sense of Spain... [Webster] does for the country what Michael Dibdin did for Italy -- pure joy from first page to last”

Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail

“A gripping, intriguing thriller that beautifully evokes non-tourist Spain”

Sun

“If you’re tiring of the frigid climate of Scandinavian crime fiction, a welcome antidote may be found in Jason Webster’s sultry (and elegantly written) Max Cámara series set in Spain. This third entry is the most accomplished yet”

Barry Forshaw, Financial Times

“Neatly and inexorably Webster links murder, present and past... Dialogue is stark”

Gwen Moffat, Shots Mag

“Sultry and elegantly written… The most accomplished yet [of the Max Camara series]”

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