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A Small Death in Lisbon By Robert Wilson Winner of the prestigious Gold Dagger Award in the U.K for the best mystery of 1999, this complex literary thriller may be one of the most satisfying suspense novels to come along in some time Robert Wilson has written several political thrillers, most of which are set in West Africa, but they are, alas, largely unavailable in the U.S.In A Small Death in Lisbon, the narrWinner of the prestigious Gold Dagger Award in the U.K for the best mystery of 1999, this complex literary thriller may be one of the most satisfying suspense novels to come along in some time Robert Wilson has written several political thrillers, most of which are set in West Africa, but they are, alas, largely unavailable in the U.S.In A Small Death in Lisbon, the narrative switches back and forth between 1941 and 1999, and Wilson s wide knowledge of history and keen sense of place make the eras equally vibrant In 1941 Germany, Klaus Felsen, an industrialist, is approached by the SS high command in a none too friendly manner and is persuaded to go to Lisbon and oversee the sale or smuggling of wolfram also known as tungsten, used in the manufacture of tanks and airplanes World War II Portugal is neutral where business is concerned, and too much of the precious metal is being sold to Britain when Germany needs it to insure that Hitler s blitzkrieg is successful.Cut to 1999 Lisbon, where the daughter of a prominent lawyer has been found dead on a beach Ze Coelho, a liberal police inspector who is a widower with a daughter of his own, must sift through the life of Catarina Oliveira and discover why she was so brutally murdered Her father is enigmatic, her mother suicidal her friends were rock musicians and drug addicts.The reader is treated to a wonderful portrait of Lisbon in the aftermath of the 1974 revolution that ousted Salazar from power, and the scars from that conflict are still close to the surface for the citizens of Lisbon, including Coehlo and his colleagues We also see World War II in a slightly different manner from that to which we are accustomed through the eyes of the Germans and the Portuguese The pace of the book is leisurely but compelling as the events of 1941 and those in 1999 merge in an extraordinary climax
Robert Wilson has written thirteen novels including the Bruce Medway noir series set in West Africa and two Lisbon books with WW2 settings the first of which, A Small Death in Lisbon, won the CWA Gold Dagger in 1999 and the International Deutsche Krimi prize in 2003 He has written four psychological crime novels set in Seville, with his Spanish detective, Javier Falc n Two of these books The Blind Man of Seville and The Silent and the Damned were filmed and broadcast on Sky Atlantic as Falc n in 2012 A film of the fourth Falc n book was released in Spain in 2014 under the title La Ignorancia de la Sangre Capital Punishment, the first novel in his latest series of pure thrillers set in London and featuring kidnap consultant, Charles Boxer, was published in 2013 and was nominated for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger This was followed by You Will Never Find Me in 2014 The third book in the series, Stealing People, will be published in 2015 Robert Wilson loves to cook food from all over the world but especially Spanish, Portuguese, Indian and Thai He also loves to walk with dogs and people, too.
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