A Small Death in Lisbon

A Small Death in Lisbon

Book - 2009
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This stunning, atmospheric thriller set in war-torn Europe won the CWA Gold Dagger and has now been reissued with the Javier Falcon series. A Portuguese bank is founded on the back of Nazi wartime deals.Over half a century later a young girl is murdered in Lisbon.1941. Klaus Felsen, SS, arrives in Lisbon and the strangest party in history where Nazis and Allies, refugees and entrepreneurs dance to the strains of opportunism and despair. Felsen's war takes him to the bleak mountains of the north where a brutal battle is being fought for an element vital to Hitler's blitzkrieg.Late 1990s, Lisbon. Inspector Ze Coelho is investigating the murder of a young girl with a disturbing sexual past. As Ze digs deeper he overturns the dark soil of history and unearths old bones. The 1974 revolution has left injustices of the old fascist regime unresolved. But there's an older, greater injustice for which this small death in Lisbon is horrific compensation, and in his final push for the truth, Ze must face the most chilling opposition.
Publisher: London : Harper, 2009
ISBN: 9780007322152
Characteristics: 535 pages ; 20 cm


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Diell Jun 22, 2014

okay so I lied I really liked this one too, enough to read it again as well.
But you know I did say best book so far

Jan 09, 2014

Reminiscent of Dickens (where disparate seemingly minor characters meld together) with romance novel overtones. Worth sticking with to the last 10% where twist follows twist. Good education of Portugal's history and language.

Aug 11, 2012

Very well written book with a satisfyingly complex plot.

Jul 25, 2011

Very good.

Sep 12, 2010

wonderful. Showing how events, from the past can impact the present. Very complex.


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FavouriteFiction Oct 31, 2009

A young girl's murder in Lisbon is connected to World War II events.


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