7 books on the summer shelves of bookstores

Waiting for the autumn news, the bookshelves and displays in bookstores are also on a summer holiday. But there are always and they show juicy, attractive or suggestive titles for these days off. Of those that I have seen in the first rows more or less have been these 7 (among others) those that have made me get a little closer. 

Goodbye music - Ian Rankin

It has been reissued on seventeenth title of the Inspector John Rebus series, which came out in 2008.

This novel takes us to an autumn in Edinburgh and Rebus is about to retire, but you want to try to close any of the pending cases that you have left. Then it appears a young Russian poet died, apparent victim of a robbery that has not gone well. Coincidentally there is a Russian commercial delegation visiting the city on business and the politicians and bankers demand that the case is cleared as quickly as possible.

Rebus and his colleague, Sergeant Siobhan Clarke, they get down to it, but when there's a new homicide, they suspect that there is much more behind. To top it off, an acquaintance gangster Edinburgh suffers a brutal assault and all the spotlights are pointing at Rebus. So your retirement can have a very bitter climax.

Tom Harvey's strange summer - Mikel Santiago

From The last night at Tremore Beach (2014) y The bad way (2015) has returned this successful Basque writer with this story that promises a new achievement in his career.

A untimely phone call that the protagonist, in Rome and very well accompanied, lets it ring and does not answer. But two days later he learns that whoever called him had fallen from the balcony from his mansion in Tremonte a few minutes after making that call. So the protagonist will decide to go there and find out what has happened.

The Woman in Cabin 10 - Ruth Ware

This British writer became famous with her first novel published in Spain this year too, In a very dark forest. This is his second novel.

Laura Blacklock is a young journalist that is not going through its best moment. The invitation to a cruise luxury seems to be a dream come true. For the trip itself and for being able to rub shoulders with influential people who could help her redirect her career. And the journey is going very well until, one night, Laura wakes up because of a terrifying scream and then watch how the body of a woman falls into the sea from the adjoining cabin.

By alerting the crew, they assure you that cabin number 10 has always been empty and that there is no missing passenger on board. Laura realizes that nobody believes her and the worst thing is that they will continue strange events that convince her that she may be the next victim.

The house of the alphabet - Jussi Adler-Olsen

It has come out in a pocket edition the first novel of this acclaimed Danish writer, responsible for the series of the Department Q. It was already a best seller in its day and now it comes here.

It is set in the Segunda Guerra Mundial, in January of 1941. Two RAF pilotschildhood friends are shot down while flying over enemy ground. They manage to escape and get on a train that carries mentally ill soldiers. When they find several officers dead in one of the carriages they do not hesitate to pull two of them from the train and take their places.

At the moment of arrival to the Alphabet House, a psychiatric hospital in central Germany, they decide to pretend they are crazy to survive. The question is when they will be able to do it without becoming genuinely disturbed. Or if they are the only ones pretending.

The girl in the mist - Donato Carrisi

Carrisi returns with this title to the literary scene that has brought him so many achievements. Author of Hunter of darkness, which will become a television series, has published, among others, The court of souls, The evil hypothesis y Wolves.

La disappearance of a girl in a mountain village rainy and foggy has every reason to attract the media, always hungry for sensationalism. A whole environment conducive to creating duda, The you suspect and feed more of the monster that supposes and surrounds everything.

Fuego - Joe Hill

Hill is the author of horror and suspense novels such as The suit of the deadHorns o NosferatuFuego It is from last year and will be taken to the movies soon.

A very lethal plague It has spread everywhere without anyone knowing where or when it originated. They officially call her Trichophyton draco ignites; and in the street it is known as dragon scale, a spore that marks the skin of those infected with black and gold spots before set them on fire. And there is no antidote.

Harper Grayson is a nurse and pregnant. He has seen hundreds of patients burn ... or he saw them before the hospital caught fire. Now those marks also have her. But Harper will meet a mysterious stranger who wanders among the rubble, is dressed as a firefighter and also has the marks of the spore. However, it does not burn. Also, it is as if I have learned to use fire as a shield for the victims ... and as a weapon against the executioners.

Sleeping dogs - Juan Madrid

It was published in May of this year and in it Juan Madrid takes us to that bleak times of war and post-civil war.

Novel of intrigue in three times tells us the stories of Juan Delforo, a journalist and writer who, in 2011, he goes to a chalet in El Viso to collect the legacy of a man he does not know and who has just died. That man is Dimas Prado, a commissioner, an old Falangist, who was related in the past with Delforo's parents and has acted as their shadow protector.

En Burgos and in the past 1938 Dimas Prado is in charge of the investigation of the murder of a prostitute very young at the hands of a gyrfalcon from the national side.

And later in the Malaga of 1945, the father of the protagonist, Juan Delforo, a republican military man who fought in the Defense of Madrid, is arrested and convicted to dead. Dimas Prado intercedes for him in exchange for essential information for his future political career and allows him a meeting with his wife, Carmen Muñoz, with whom he had never-disclosed ties.

The questions will be to know why the curator wanted Juan Delforo to inherit his story and what truths all the characters hide.


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