Crime Mystery Series Set in Andalusia, Spain
The plots in the first four books of the contemporary Andalusian Mystery Series are linked and best read in numerical order. It begins with Darkness in Málaga, which introduces the main characters that appear throughout, and ends with Darkness in Granada. Subsequent books of the series will be standalone cases or free short stories.
Leon Prado, a wily, veteran, detective inspector with the Spanish National Police, is in disgrace. After thirty years of exemplary service, much of it at the head of the serious crime squad, he screws up a kidnapping investigation and is fired. His superiors shove him sideways into what appears to be a cushy job responsible for crimes involving foreigners throughout Andalusia, despite speaking no other languages.
During his first case, he meets computer expert and volunteer translator, Phillip Armitage, an ex-British soldier struggling to rebuild his life in Spain after an acrimonious divorce. Phillip runs Nuestra España, an online guide to Spain. In the second, Amanda Salisbury, a smart, beautiful American videographer desperate to rebalance her work-focused life, inadvertently films a young girl being abducted from the San Isidro Festival in Nerja. She shows it to Prado.
The three lost souls are led on a merry dance around Andalusia struggling to work out who is behind the unfathomable events, and what is their real agenda. It’s the beginning of a journey that will dominate their lives for the next eight months.
The second book is based in the spectacular mountain city of Ronda, the home of bullfighting. The mystery starts to unravel with the help of a Flamenco dancer in the third book. It’s set in Vélez-Málaga, the hidden jewel of La Axarquía, the mountainous area to the east of Málaga that resembles Switzerland or Tuscany. The climax is revealed in Granada when a reclusive American mistress exhibits her Picasso paintings in the magnificent Alhambra Palace.
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Enjoy. Paul S Bradley
The Andalusian Mystery Series