The Blind Man of Seville

The Blind Man of Seville

eBook - 2004
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PRAISE FOR THE BLIND MAN OF SEVILLE "Splendid ... Wilson has a talent for digging beneath the skin to explore psychological and emotional nuances." --New York Daily News "This splendid . . . novel from Robert Wilson is consistently stunning, intriguing, and arresting."- St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Called to a gruesome crime scene, Inspector Javier Falcón is shocked and sickened by what he finds. Littered like flower petals on the victim's shirt are the man's own eyelids, evidence of a heinous crime with no obvious motive. When the investigation leads him to read his late father's journals, he discovers a disturbing and sordid past. Meanwhile, more victims are falling. While Falcón struggles to solve the case, he finds the missing section of his father's journal-and becomes the murderer's next intended victim. Combining suspenseful storytelling with a thoughtful exploration of the human psyche, The Blind Man of Seville confirms bestselling and award-winning author Robert Wilson as one of the greatest literary mystery writers working today.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004
ISBN: 9780547537580
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (448 pages)
Call Number: eBook


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Apr 28, 2014

In my opinion, Robert Wilson is the best writer in the crime genre. This book is the first in Robert Wilson's "Javier Falcon series". If you love reading crime fiction, this series is a "must read".

emily8 Jan 04, 2014

Moments of brilliance - real literature but, about 100 pages too much, esp, the depravity over and over of his father.

Jan 23, 2013

I really liked this book. I liked the flow of the book and the main character Javier Falcon. I will now have to read the others. Maybe because I have been to Seville I loved the mentioning of street names and local food. I will read the other books as well.

Jan 10, 2012

This is book #1 in a four-book series featuring Inspector Jefe Javier Falcón of the police in Seville, Spain; it’s a 300-page story sitting in a 433-page book and somehow the excess pages get in the way of making the storyline clear; the story’s sort of interesting but the biggest problem with it is that the story depends almost entirely on the contents of what are supposed to be a set of diary pages, but these purported diary pages quite improbably contain loads of exact dialogue instead of the sort of summary information that would actually be seen in a real diary, making this “diary” into a first class “literary device” that is way way too artificial; worse, the author includes a lot of unnecessary mentioning of local Seville foods and uses Sevilla street names in way too many situations in which the name of a street is irrelevant, as though mentioning all these foods and street names were actually a good way of recreating the special atmosphere of Sevilla within the novel (which they are not).

Mar 17, 2011

First in a 4-book series starring Javier Falcon, Chief Inspector of the Seville CID.
This book is filed under "thrillers" whereas the other 3 are to be found in the Murder Mysteries section.
While the main plot of this book concerns a nasty serial killer, it brings in Javier's mysterious, troubled, and forgotten past.I enjoyed the characters; they're depicted in a quite believable way. It's a riveting read, very entertaining, and you'll want to read the other 3 novels as well.


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