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I’ve just finished the best new read I’ve had this year, ‘Fatal Sunset’, the sixth in a brilliant series of crime novels featuring anarchist Valencia detective, Chief Inspector Max Cámara, the creation of my friend Jason Webster.

I had the pleasure of sharing a stage with Jason a few years ago, at Bloody Scotland. We’ve kept in touch and since then I’ve been following his career and that of Max, with great interest. There are three essential elements in crime fiction, location, characterisation and plotting, and Jason scores top marks in all three.

Each of the Cámara novels is a work of art, and there is very little that’s predictable in any of them, but the ending of ‘Fatal Sunset’ took even me by surprise.

Will there be another? Only Jason knows that, but hopefully his ever growing army of fans, will persuade him, and his fortunate publishers, that there must.

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  1. Helen
    August 21, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Dear Quintin

    I was wondering if you could assist.

    We offer unique respite holidays for guests with long term neurological conditions such as MS or Parkinson’s. Our mission is to enhance the lives of our guests and beyond the medical care we offer, we also provide an opportunity for guests to socialise, take part in accessible activities and outings and have fun.

    We are always in search of local people who could give a talk to our guests in the evenings.
    I was wondering if this could be something you may be able to help us with?
    We can be dictated by you with regards schedule and I should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. hross@leuchie.org.uk
    Kind Regards

    • August 21, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      I’d be happy to discuss but your email is rejecting mine. Can you message me on Facebook or Twitter?

  2. Fergus
    August 24, 2017 at 9:23 am

    It is a very, very good read and thanks to you, who put me onto him at the very beginning, I’ve been following Camara as I’ve been following Skinner. You’re absolutely right about the three essential elements; I feel particularly lucky because in both cases I’m very familiar with the locations. I know both Edinburgh and Valencia very well – I can see the streets when I’m reading because I’ve been there myself, which adds immeasurably to the experience. I was surprised too! Nuff said

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