Day: April 3, 2017

OT: Pedraza (Segovia)

Pedraza is a municipality in Spain, located in the province of Segovia in the autonomous community of Castile and León. It is located at 37 km northeast of the city of Segovia with a population of less than 500.

Every year in July, Pedraza holds the Concierto de las Velas festival during La Noche de las Velas. Residents of the town and surrounding cities light candles along the streets and residences. In the city centre multiple concerts are held featuring varying types of Spanish classical music. See La Noche de las Velas (in Spanish).

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(Text courtesy of Wikipedia)

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In April 2017, at Crimes of the Century We Look Back at 1977.

Every month, at Past Offences, bloggers are invited to bring together their reviews of books and/or films related to a particular year. For this April the chosen year has been 1977. At A Crime is Afoot, I’m quite excited, since this will bring me the chance to dust off some books that have long been on my TBR shelves, namely: The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carré; The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn (Inspector Morse, #3) by Colin Dexter; A Morbid Taste for Bones (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #1) by Ellis Peters; Death of an Expert Witness (Adam Dalgliesh, #6) by P.D. James, and A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell.

Consequently, you’ll excuse me if I take a small break on my reading plans, which I’m planning to resume asap.

It’s of interest to note that among this writers we have three of the four British classic authors of detective fiction, Post World War II, that, in my view, stand out among others of their generation: P.D. James (1920 – 2014); Colin Dexter (1930 – 2017); Ruth Rendell (1930 – 2015) and Reginald Hill (1936 – 2012). By Reginald Hill, I’ve not found a book published on that particular year but, weather permitting, I’m looking forward to reading An April Shroud (Dalziel & Pascoe #4), first published in 1975. After all we are in April.

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