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Andalusian Mystery Series

Darkness in Malaga

Literary Titan – Gold Medal Award

Crime Mystery set in Spain

For some thirty years, four friends have been hunting all over Spain for the man who made their school years pure hell. They are running out of time. If they don’t find him soon, he will be too old and may die before they can bring him to justice. Their justice. One last concerted effort is all they need, whatever it takes. They make their plans.

Wily veteran Detective Inspector, Leon Prado, is perplexed. When a young foreign girl is kidnapped in Málaga, he screws up the ransom delivery and has to face the consequences. Is he losing his touch, or are darker forces at work?

In the first case of the Andalusian Mystery Series, the truth was far worse than the nightmare.

Kirkus Reviews
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"A captivating, colorful mystery by an author well-versed in its setting."
BookViral
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"An exciting and talented new literary voice in an ever-popular genre, Darkness In Malaga proves a discerning read and is recommended without reservation.”
Literary Titan
Literary Titan
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"This is an action-filled book with pinpoint twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the beginning to the end."
Latriana - Amazon
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This book was excellent!!! I love the descriptions of Spain- the culture, food, landscape. I couldn’t put this book down. Hope there are many more in the series!!!
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Darkness in Ronda

Book Viral Reviews – Millennial Prizewinner 

For some thirty years, four friends have been hunting all over Spain for the man who made their school years pure hell. They are running out of time. If they don’t find him soon, he will be too old and may die before they can bring him to justice. Their justice. One last concerted effort is all they need, whatever it takes. They made their plans but hadn’t counted on Detective Inspector Leon Prado and his translators, Phillip and Amanda. Now the four are down to three.

Bullfighting is a fading tradition but the support to keep it going is very much alive. A famous Torero decides to stop killing the brave animals but meets stubborn resistance from the Royal Taurino Society.

Their feud comes to a head at the Pedro Romero Festival in Ronda. But more sinister elements are manipulating the conflict for their own ends. In the second case of the Andalusian Mystery Series, death is still in the afternoon.

Extract from Review by BookViral
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"There's an old adage that authors should write what they know about and few are better qualified to write novels based upon their own field of expertise than Paul S Bradley. In his debut release Darkness In Malaga, he delivered a corker of a read and set high expectations for future releases. Darkness In Ronda has decidedly exceeded those expectations and is unreservedly recommended."
D Brent - Amazon
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I read the first release in this series and enjoyed both the crime/mystery aspects of the story and the way the author captures the visual and cultural aspects of Spain. The same is true of this second release where the main characters benefit from their already developed back stories and are each coming into their own. There is a central story arc which is carried over from the first book which is good and also sets it up nicely for another release. Overall a very good read.
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Darkness in Vélez-Málaga

Book Viral Reviews – Millennial Prizewinner

For some thirty years, four friends have been hunting all over Spain for the man who made their school years pure hell. They are running out of time. If they don’t find him soon, he will be too old and may die before they can bring him to justice. Their justice. One last concerted effort is all they need, whatever it takes. They made their plans but hadn’t counted on Detective Inspector Leon Prado and his translators, Phillip and Amanda. After failed efforts in Málaga and Ronda, the four are now down to two.

Phillip, and Amanda, are helping an old friend Salome, a Flamenco dancer, unravel her birth family’s history in Vélez-Málaga. When they don’t answer his calls for several days, Prado is more than worried.

In the third case of the Andalusian Mystery Series, old legends won’t fade away.

Extract from Review by BookViral
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"Sure to keep your attention riveted to the very last page Darkness in Velez-Malaga proves a tense and convincing read with a terrific sense of place and deft characterization. A five star read it is unreservedly recommended."
Latriana - Amazon
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Loved this!!
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Darkness in Granada

For some thirty years, four friends have been hunting all over Spain for the man who made their school years pure hell. They are running out of time. If they don’t find him soon, he will be too old and may die before they can bring him to justice. Their justice. One last concerted effort is all they need, whatever it takes. They made their plans but hadn’t counted on Detective Inspector Leon Prado and his translators, Phillip and Amanda. But just because three of the four are behind bars, doesn’t mean they will stop trying.

But now, the wily detective knows what the four are up to and is not prepared to wait and see what they do next. He sets out to entrap the man and his fourth victim.

For this he needs some help from a famous artist, Pablo Picasso. From the private collection of a reclusive American mistress exiled in Granada City, seven of his muse paintings are to be exhibited in the magnificent Alhambra Palace. They haven’t been seen in public for over thirty years.

In this climax of the Andalusian Mystery Series, will these abstract illusions be the powerful magnet Prado hopes for?

Extract from Review by BookViral
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"If a mystery is to be convincing it has to feel utterly plausible, yet far too many releases in the genre prove disappointing and it’s for this reason that Bradley’s novels stand out. A vivid and insightful writer he has an acerbic eye for the pressures and poignancies of his characters which combined with his ability to craft a sophisticated and intelligent plot rapidly draws his readers in."
Amazon Customer
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As a great lover of Spain the Darkness books were most informative on the culture of Spain. Love your books
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Darkness in Córdoba

On Palm Sunday, the body of an eminent priest is discovered in the magnificent Cathedral of Córdoba. An elderly man is found squatting on the stone floor gazing intently at the corpse. All he would say is three words in Spanish. “Sólo hablo árabe – I only speak Arabic.”

The local police are convinced the Arab murdered the priest, but the bishop is adamant that he is not guilty. In this fifth standalone book of the Andalusian Mystery Series, Detective Inspector Leon Prado with interpreters’ ex-British soldier Phillip Armitage, and American videographer Amanda Salisbury are ordered to take over the investigation. Their appointment stirs bitter resentment among the Córdoba force, city officials, and religious brotherhoods who conspire to obstruct their inquiries. Prado and team discover that the unexplained death masks a darker and more sinister secret, a secret that must be uncovered before it’s too late.