Amid the aroma of the sea and the Galician pines, a young saxophonist is found dead in his swanky flat overlooking the beach. The murder seems to have taken place after a sexual encounter with a lover: there are two glasses filled with whiskey in the living room, and the dead man, Luis Reigosa, is tied by the wrists to the headboard of the bed. But the way he was killed makes it impossible to obtain any more clues about his activities that night: his thighs, stomach and groin are horribly burned, and his genitals look hideously like a toasted cashew. The unusually cold-blooded and cruel murder is assigned to Leo Caldas, a disheartened police inspector still searching for his place in the world. The case unfolds between inviting nights at the jazz clubs and the tense, affected atmosphere of upper class Vigo.
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(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
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Author Biography - Domingo Villar
Domingo Villar was born in 1971 and lives in Madrid, where he works as a scriptwriter for film and television. He is a radio food critic and frequent contributor to various periodicals. Blue-Water Eyes, set in the city of Vigo, Galicia, where the author grew up, is the first novel in the Inspector Caldas series. Domingo Villar is currently working on the second instalment.