Portada The Barcelona Murders

The Barcelona Murders

Publishing date:21/01/2020


Corruption, past crimes, invisible citizens, fate and punishment... for every riddle that is solved, another, even more disturbing, appears.

There are many ways to die, but being burned alive is surely one of the most horrifying. A well-known politician and financier of Barcelona is found hanging in flames after being abducted on the Pedrera, a building created by the Catalan genius, Gaudí. The judge handling the case decides to resort to desperate measures and Milo Malart, unorthodox inspector of a dark-talent, is reinstated to the Serious Crimes Department to help clarify the brutal crime. However, after analyzing the evidence, he formulates a theory that triggers an even greater confusion. He suspects that the police is facing a serial killer, who is already focusing on new victims. At first, his ideas are met with disbelief and scorn, but all too soon they are confirmed. In a desperate race against the clock, Milo is willing to sacrifice whatever it takes to stop the killer who threatens to litter Barcelona with corpses.

International Editions

Technical Data

Technical data

Publishing date: 21/01/2020

ISBN: 978-84-233-5667-6

Pages: 704

Imprint: Booket

Rights sold

Actes Sud (France), Crime Scene Press (Romania).

Audiovisual rights optioned.


“A wave of murders as black as bullfighter’s hat.” J. Malaure, Le Point

“Absolutely astonishing !” Madame Figaro

"Action-packed and unusual thriller with modernist Barcelona as a backdrop. A modernist mosaic where no detail has been omitted." David Morán, ABC

"The criminal Barcelona is growing. A cross between a mystery and a thriller, reminiscent of Seven, this is the first incursion of Sáinz de la Maza into the genre. And he takes it seriously.” Xavi Ayén, La Vanguardia

“A stunning cocktail: a classic police man, a Larssonian plot, thriller in the style of Dan Brown, vice and political corruption, and the excesses of trash TV. Sáinz de la Maza assembles all these elements with great craftsmanship.” Ernest Alós, El Periódico de Catalunya