The Crime Writers' Association

International 2017

Delores Redondo
tr. Nick Casiter & Lorenza Garcia
The Legacy of the Bones
shortlisted
HarperCollins

Hive Amazon

Like its predecessor, this is rather strange and wonderful, set in an area of Spain that retains a certain mystery due in part to its being a dark valley in a large national park in which several languages (including Basque) are spoken alongside Spanish, and which still enjoys superstitions that have disappeared elsewhere. This is murder with a seriously creepy difference.