Category Archives: Domingo Villar

Putting the mockers on (or thoughts on the CWA International Dagger Award 2011)

Friday night (well Saturday morning my time) at the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate the winner of the CWA International Dagger award for 2011 will be announced. Of the seven shortlisted novels I have read six (but … Continue reading

Posted in Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström, Andrea Camilleri, Domingo Villar, Ernesto Mallo, Fred Vargas, musings, Valerio Varesi | 7 Comments

Review: Death on a Galician Shore by Domingo Villar

In the Spanish village of Panxón locals think that fisherman Juan Castelo must have committed suicide by throwing himself overboard from his boat one stormy Sunday morning. But the pathologist convinces Inspector Leo Caldas of the Vigo police that, due … Continue reading

Posted in book review, Domingo Villar, Spain | 12 Comments

The half-way point

As of the end of June I had finished 84 books (and abandoned another eight) which is a pretty good start to the year. I consider anything I rate 3 stars or above to be reading time well spent and … Continue reading

Posted in Alan Glynn, Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström, books of the year, Catherine O'Flynn, Denise Mina, Domingo Villar, Katherine Howell (Aus), Kathryn Fox (Aus), Ken Bruen, Leighton Gage, list, Reginald Hill | 11 Comments

Review: Water-Blue Eyes by Domingo Villar

As this book opens we meet Leo Caldas, a Police Inspector in the Spanish town of Vigo, as he is participating in the weekly radio broadcast Patrol on the Air, during which people can ring in with questions or complaints … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 Global Reading Challenge, book review, Domingo Villar, Spain | 18 Comments

Books of the Month – July 2010

That was Then July was a month of reading highs and lows for me. Undoubtedly my favourite book for the month (and the year so far) was Adrian Hyland’s Gunshot Road. I know I have become a bit of a broken … Continue reading

Posted in Adrian Hyland (Aus), books of the month, Camilla Lackberg, Deon Meyer, Domingo Villar, Henning Mankell, Ian Rankin, Teresa Solana | 15 Comments