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Out With The Old, In With The New: Spanish Cultural Friction = Murder and Mayhem in Valencia, 12 July 2012
Jason Webster has his finger on the pulse of Spain in the Post-Franco Era and he's detecting a serious arrythmia. A Death In Valencia is a tightly written mystery that you won't want to put down. But it's more than that. Having lived there for months at a time for the past ten years, I can tell you that Webster has captured the variable natures (both traditional and progressive)of modern Spanish life and his prose has helped me to get my head around the compelling attraction that beckons me to return again and again. As a retired cop, I can tell you that he's done a good job of capturing all the cock-blocking that goes on within and between the various police departments. Max Cámara is a competent,complicated protagonist, struggling with his own problems, just like the rest of us and you'll be rooting for him throughout. To sustain all the action, there's women, booze and weed, but most of all there's Paella(and there's "No such thing" as a bad paella. ¡Buen provecho!