Crime Fiction on a EuroPass is a community meme hosted by Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise. The idea behind is that participants write a post linked to the country of the week. This week’s country is Spain/Portugal. You can visit HERE the contribution of other fellow participants.
Barcelona is one of the main European capitals of crime fiction. (Read also about BCNegra annual crime festival) Great writers have portrayed the city, following in the footsteps of private investigators, police officers and criminals. The main exponent of the genre was Manuel Vazquez Montalban, who penned his Pepe Carvalho series, the city’s most charismatic private eye. Other notable characters are Inspector Mendez by Francisco González Ledesma and Inspector Petra Delicado by Alicia Giménez Bartlett. We can not forget other writers such as Andreu Martin and, more recently, Teresa Solana. They have also helped to spread the knowledge of Barcelona and Catalan culture.
One of my favourite spots in Barcelona is HERE.
But today I would also like to highlight two novels that I read long before I started blogging The City of Marvels by Eduardo Mendoza and The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.
Barcelona Map Linked to a Photo Guide of The City Centre
Following you can find my reviews of:
- A Not So Perfect Crime by Teresa Solana
- A Shortcut to Paradise by Teresa Solana
- Dog Day by Alicia Giménez Bartlett
- Death Rites by Alicia Giménez Bartlett
- No hay que morir dos veces de Francisco González Ledesma
- Méndez de Francisco González Ledesma (only in Spanish)
- La dama de Cachemira de Francisco González Ledesma (only in Spanish)
- Tatuaje de Manuel Vázquez Montalbán (only in Spanish)
- The Angst-Ridden Executive de Manuel Vázquez Montalbán
- Los mares del Sur de Manuel Vázquez Montalbán (only in Spanish)
- Asesinato en el Comité Central de Manuel Vazquez Montalbán
- An Olympic Death by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán