Domingo Villar

VIGO, 1971

He works as a film and TV script writer, while he also contributes in written publications. Having been related to the world of wine since he was a child, he is a gastronomic critic for the Cadena Ser. Water-Blue Eyes is the first novel of the Leo Caldas detective series. It has sold extremely well in Spain and Latin America and has been translated into English, Italian and German, among other languages.

More than 180,000 copies sold in Spanish of both novels Death on a Galician Shore and Water-Blue Eyes.

"With La playa de los ahogados (Death on a Galician Shore)

Villar consolidates his standing as an excellent writer.

The plot is a good as his depiction of life and work on the sea."




"This is an excellent crime novel charged with bitter poetry

and the contagious humanity of its characters."



"A convincing portrayal of a small, mist-filled environment

of peaceful people rocked by violence.

And a very intelligent plot."


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By Domingo Villar

  • Death on a Galician Shore

    NOVEL NOIR, 2009

    One misty autumn dawn in a quiet fishing port in Northwest Spain, the body of a sailor washes up in the harbour. Detective Inspector Leo Caldas is called in from police headquarters in the nearby...

  • Water-blue Eyes

    NOVEL NOIR, 2006

    In Galicia, a land of light and shadows, ironic and ambiguous, where nothing is said and all is insinuated, a musician was found dead in a tower building by the sea. Leo Caldas, a laconic police...

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