Max Caimara 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; the town hall are set on demolishing El Cabanyal, the colourful fisherman's quarter on Valencia's sea-front. As Caimara 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. Starring the determined Caimara, 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.
A Death in Valencia / Jason Webster
“…Max is a wonderful character, and Valencia is a splendid setting, but Webster also employs real, decades-long tensions in Spanish national affairs and current tensions over legalized abortion and gay marriage to great effect. Fans of international crime fiction will love this series, and they are sure to add Valencia to their genre gazetteers.” ~Booklist (Thomas Gaughan)