Leander Lost investigates in a gripping case whose background revolves around Portugal’s colonial past
“I feel like I’ve arrived now,” Leander Lost had said – deeply wounded but happy – to his colleague after they had got wise to the dirty dealings of a water supplier on the Algarve on their first case – and after Lost had finally figured out how to tell a good joke. Together with Graci-ana Rosado and Carlos Esteves, the gawky German with Asperger’s throws himself into investigating a murdered colleague – not least because he is fascinated by the dead woman’s daughter, whose idiosyncratic view of the world seems to be similar to his own.
Their questioning of witnesses soon puts the trio on the trail of a political activist from Angola, who is visiting Lagos, her father’s birthplace – and whose stay in the former colonial power Portugal even alarms the Ministry of the Interior in Lisbon…
Gil Ribeiro’s crime novels are filled with such warmth and witty dialogue that you want to head straight to the Algarve to meet his characters.
release: 12. April 2018
400 pages, Flexcover
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About the Author
Gil Ribeiro, aka Holger Karsten Schmidt in his German life, was born in Hamburg in 1965 and fell in love with Portugal and the Algarve many years ago. He is one of the most successful German screenplay writers and was awarded the Grimme Prize several times. Kiepenheuer & Witsch published his medieval thriller Isenhart in 2011, followed by the first volume of Lost in Fuseta in 2017. He lives and works in Asperg in Baden-Württemberg.
Further titles by the author:
Lost in Fuseta (volume 1)