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Blood Crime

Sebastià Alzamora i Martin

ISBN: 9781616956288

Published: September, 2016

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Hardcover $26.95

Sebastià Alzamora i Martin

Barcelona, Spain

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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 ...

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.

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Winner of the prestigious Sant Jordi Prize for Catalan Literature.
“A sepulchral Gothic thriller of serious and mesmerizing beauty, Blood Crime depicts a world on the edge of the abyss with a terrifying gentleness. ”
—Actes Sud, France
“Has no contemporary narrative equivalent . . . An extraordinary discovery. ”
—Pere Gimferrer
“A daring effort to make the impossible connection between vampires and the Spanish Civil War . . . Alzamora portrays anew the apocalyptic beginnings of the National Uprising, bringing together several plots at a thrilling cinematic pace. ”
—Reading Now, Spain, Book of the Week
“A complex novel that presents a dark, seldom seen portrait of Spanish Republicans . . . An unclassifiable novel that requires time for reflection, and a second reading to fully grasp. ”
—Le Salon Littéraire, France