A Small Death in Lisbon by Robert Wilson
By Robert Wilson
This beautiful, atmospheric mystery set in war-torn Europe received the CWA Gold Dagger and has now been reissued with the Javier Falcon series.
A Portuguese financial institution is based at the again of Nazi wartime deals.
Over part a century later a tender woman is murdered in Lisbon.
1941. Klaus Felsen, SS, arrives in Lisbon and the strangest occasion in historical past the place Nazis and Allies, refugees and marketers dance to the traces of opportunism and melancholy. Felsen's battle takes him to the grim mountains of the north the place a brutal conflict is being fought for a component very important to Hitler's blitzkrieg.
Late Nineteen Nineties, Lisbon. Inspector Ze Coelho is investigating the homicide of a tender woman with a stressful sexual previous. As Ze digs deeper he overturns the darkish soil of background and reveals outdated bones. The 1974 revolution has left injustices of the outdated fascist regime unresolved. yet there's an older, larger injustice for which this small demise in Lisbon is terrible reimbursement, and in his ultimate push for the reality, Ze needs to face the main chilling competition.
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Riley sparked a match. Luca studied Riley’s face and noticed how he had aged. Riley had always sported dark patches around his eyes, but now they were more noticeable, more ingrained, and they were accompanied by hollowness around the cheekbones, a stretched, almost mummified pallor. Riley was a man, thought Luca, who oozed decay. “You don’t look too happy, D’Andrea,” said Riley in his well-heeled staccato. ” Riley grinned a yellow-toothed grin, and Luca took a long drag on his cigarette. Riley was wearing a cream-colored blazer and a straw boater with a red silk band wrapped around the crown.
During Luca’s trial, Riley’s newspaper had run a series of exposés on him, using editorials Riley had written to stoke up public outrage. The reporter smiled at him, reached into his pocket for a cigarette case of tarnished brass, and proffered the contents to Luca. Luca peered at the cigarettes and picked one out. Riley sparked a match. Luca studied Riley’s face and noticed how he had aged. Riley had always sported dark patches around his eyes, but now they were more noticeable, more ingrained, and they were accompanied by hollowness around the cheekbones, a stretched, almost mummified pallor.
She worked as a prostitute in the honky-tonks across the river, rough places full of levee workers and longshoremen, and it was in one such place, the Brickhouse, that Lewis had met her the previous spring. Although Mayann was in no position to criticize a working girl on account of her job, both she and Ida couldn’t help but feel that Daisy was below Lewis, and worse yet, she made him miserable. Mayann had given her blessing begrudgingly, and a few months shy of Lewis’s eighteenth birthday, he and Daisy had married at city hall, less than five weeks after first meeting each other.