Holy Week in Seville… and a murderer is loose. Academic Maria Gutierrez can see something in his ways that the police are missing. But her insight does nothing to help her popularity in the force-and draws her to the attention of the killer.
The Angel Brothers, two controversial modern artists, are found dead in a southern Spanish city, in a killing that emulates a famous painting. Visiting academic Maria Gutierrez was supposed to be an observer to the police investigation. But her own past in the city soon puts her one step ahead of the cops… and in the killer’s sights.
Translated into many languages, and a continuing summer hit in Germany, Semana Santa was first
published in 1996 and marked my world debut as a novelist with a dark and powerful tale set in a region of Europe most English language writers ignored at the time. The story was later made into a movie with Mira Sorvino and Olivier Martinez, marketed in the US as Angel of Death.
I’ve now rewritten the book, placing the story in real-life Seville and introducing some new elements. Many thanks to all of you who went out and bought the reissue of The Cemetery of Secrets since it was the success of that revived book that helped make this possible.
Now available on audio
Thanks to my very enthusiastic audio publisher you can now get this book in the original edition on audio, beautifully narrated by Sean Barrett. I’m grateful to everyone at WF Howes for making this possible
The second Pieter Vos book, The Wrong Girl, will appear in May in the UK from Pan Macmillan. The Dutch version, Het Verkeerde Meisje, will be out from Boekerij in September.
And look out for David’s first Italian novel in some years, The Flood. A standalone set in Florence mainly in 1986 it will be published by Severn House in the UK in July and in the US in October.