The Cemetery of the Forgotten Books

The Prisoner of Heaven, the brand new novel by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, joins his previous books The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel’s Game which revolve around the Sempere & Sons bookshop in Barcelona. It begins one year after the close of The Shadow of the Wind when a mysterious stranger enters the shop, looking for a copy of The Count of Monte Cristo.

The blurb reads: Barcelona, ​​1957. Daniel Sempere and his friend Fermin, the heroes of The Shadow of the Wind , are back on a new adventure to face the greatest challenge of their lives. Just when everything begins to smile, a disturbing character visits the Sempere’s bookshop and threatens to reveal a terrible secret that has been buried for two decades in the dark memory of the city. When knowing the truth, Daniel realises that his destiny leads inexorably to face the greatest of the shadows: the one that is growing inside him. (My free translation).

The Prisoner of Heaven has just been released in Spain, the English language version will be out in the UK on 21/06/2012.

See additional information at Carlos Ruiz Zafón official website (in English).

2012 International Dagger Speculation Update

Karen at Euro Crime has updated the list of translated crime novels published between June 2011 and May 2012, the period of eligibility, HERE. My objective is to keep track of the ones I’ve read and highlight the ones I’m more interested to read before the shortlist is announced.

Read so far:

On my TBR:

  • Jørn Lier Horst – Dregs 
  • K O Dahl – Lethal Investments
  • Guillermo Orsi – Holy City

I intend to read them soon

On my wishlist:

  • Andrea Camilleri – The Track of Sand
  • Sissel-Jo Gazan – The Dinosaur Feather
  • Jan Costin Wagner – The Winter of the Lions
  • Thomas Enger – Burned
  • Karin Fossum – The Caller
  • Asa Larsson – Until Thy Wrath be Past
  • Kjell Eriksson – The Hand That Trembles
  • Kjell Eriksson – The Princess of Burundi
  • Hakan Nesser – The Unlucky Lottery
  • Friis & Kaaberbol – The Boy in the Suitcase
  • Gunnar Staalesen – Cold Hearts
  • Jussi Adler-Olsen – Disgrace (aka The Pheasant Killers)
  • Jo Nesbo – Phantom
  • Asa Larsson – The Black Path
  • Hakan Nesser – Hour of the Wolf
  • Andrea Camilleri – The Potter’s Field
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