A dark, humorous collection of stories by one of Spain’s best-known crime writers.
The oddest things happen. Statues decompose and stink out galleries, two old grandmothers are vengeful killers and a prehistoric detective trails a triple murder that is threatening idyllic cave life. The collection includes the prize-winning Connections, a sparkling web of Barcelona stories that allows Solana to explore the darker side of the city.
“Solana has long been one of the quirkiest and most accomplished of crime writers, but this is something new: wonderfully crafted short-form fiction -- often sardonic, often surreal, but always pure Solana.” - Barry Forshaw, author of Euro Noir
“Teresa Solana’s distinctive writing is humorous yet thought-provoking, and her short fiction is as entertaining as her novels.” - Martin Edwards, author of Gallows Court and The Lake District Mysteries
“Solana’s novels are sharp and acerbically funny...the present collection brings together her explorations of the darker side of contemporary Barcelona and her unsettling surrealistic streak.” - Paul Preston, author of The Spanish Civil War
The First Prehistoric Serial Killer by Teresa Solana
Bitter Lemon Press 2018