Death on a Galician Shore

Domingo Villar


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 city of Vigo to sign off on what appears to be a suicide. But details soon come to light that turn his routine into a complex murder investigation.

Finding out the truth is not easy when the villagers are so suspicious of outsiders. As Caldas delves into the mysterious maritime life of the village, he uncovers a disturbing decade-old case of a shipwreck, a ship's captain lost at sea and the disappearance of a young woman. Death on a Galician Shore is a chilling story of violence, blackmail and revenge that has enthralled readers across Europe.

Review French Magazine Marianne

Death on a Galician Shore is deep and human [...] Forgive me but I can’t help urging you to read it!”

El Mundo


Death on a Galician Shore is an excellent crime novel with just the right measures of bitter poetry and deep, satisfyingly human characters.” 

Qué leer


Death on a Galician Shore is something of an oddity on this year’s publishing scene. The author isn’t Swedish, or even Scandinavian, how strange.”

Paco Camarasa, Librería Negra y Criminal    

PUBLISHED BY: Spanish worldwide SIRUELA  / DEBOLSILLO  | Catalan GRUP 62 | Czech Republic HOST | English worldwide LITTLE, BROWN | France LIANA LEVI | Germany UNIONSVERLAG | Galician GALAXIA | Italy KOWALSKI - FELTRINELLI / PONTE ALLE GRAZIE | Poland WYDAWNICTWO DOLNOSLASKIE | Portugal SEXTANTE | The Netherlands KARAKTER | Sweden EKHOLM & TEGEBJER | Film rights TORNASOL FILMS (producers of EL SECRETO DE TUS OJOS)



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