Even the Darkest Night

Even the Darkest Night: A Terra Alta Investigation

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 22/02/2022
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Even the Darkest Night
A perfect literary crime novel..
Melchor Marin had a rather interesting background before becoming a policeman. The son of a prostitute, in his youth he fell in with drug cartels and ended... READ MORE
Emine at Bromley


A Terra Alta Investigation, winner of Spain's biggest literary prize - the Premio Planeta. When Melchor goes to investigate the horrific double-murder of a rich printer and his wife in rural Cataluna nothing quite adds up. The young cop from the big city, hero of a foiled terrorist attack, has been sent to Terra Alta till things quieten down. Observant, streetwise and circumspect, Melchor is an also an outsider. The son of a Barcelona prostitute who never knew his father, Melchor rapidly fell into trouble and was jailed at 19, convicted of driving for a Colombian drug cartel. While he was behind bars, he read Hugo's Les Misérables, and then his mother was murdered. Admiring of both Jean Valjean and Javert - but mostly the relentless Javert - he decided to become a policeman. Now he is out for revenge, but he can wait, and meanwhile he has discovered happiness with his wife, the local librarian, and their daughter, who is, of course, called Cossette. Slowly at first, and then more rapidly once ordered to abandon the case, he tracks the clues that will reveal the larger truth behind what appears at first to be a cold-blooded, professional killing. Translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean.

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781529410006
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 560g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 34 mm

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Even the Darkest Night
Absolutely Superb!!
Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy. I have to admit I have never heard of this author before the book landed on Saturday but for some u... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
Even the Darkest Night
A complex and convoluted mystery
Melchor had it tough growing up. Born to a prostitute who worked the area close to the Barcelona football stadium, he never knew who his father was. Eventu... READ MORE
Andrew Smith