The Summer of Dead Toys: A Thriller
Publish date: May 13th 2014
Publisher: Broadway Books
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
, Spanish Literature
Series: Inspector Héctor Salgado (#1)
3.5 stars rounded down. 1st in a series. Would read more if they came my way, but I wouldn't seek them out. We'll written, strong characters. European tone and locations, though originally written in English.
Excellent characterizations and plenty of plot twists wrapped in a dark timbre makes for a satisfying and entertaining read. This book introduces us to Inspector Hector Salgado, a Barcelona police homicide detective, who has just returned from visiting his native Argentina, as he is on “forced” leav...
The Summer of Dead Toys by Antonio Hill is translated into English by Laura McGloughlin (who has to make do with the tiniest of mentions). This is the first of the ‘Inspector Salgado’ novels; what struck as I began to read was the evocative prose. Even in translation, the narrative has a lyrical lil...
In this debut novel by translator-by-trade Antonio Hill, Barcelona police Inspector Hector Salgado has just returned from his native Buenos Aires and a month-long forced leave. Hector was ordered to make himself scarce for long enough for the bad press to die down from a scandal born of Hector's sav...
Blurb in English - When the death of a vulnerable young witness in a case of human trafficking and voodoo causes the normally calm Inspector Salgado to beat someone up, he is moved off the project and sent instead to investigate a teenager's fall to his death in one of Barcelona's uptown areas.As S...