By Marc Pastor
CSI meets Jack the Ripper in early 20th century Barcelona: captivating, scary and genre-breaking.
In 1917, Barcelona's infamous Raval district is alive with outlandish rumours. A monster is abducting and murdering young children. The police are either powerless to prevent his terrible crimes,or indifferent to them, since they concern only the sons and daughters of prostitutes. But Inspector Moisès Corvo is determined to stop the outrages, and punish their perpetrator. His inquiries take him on a tour of the Catalan capital,through slum, high-class brothel and casino, and end in a stomach-turning revelation.
Translated by Mara Faye Lethem
Cover illustration by Clare Skeats
Published 09 October 2014