The mysteries of internationally best-selling author David Hewson are renowned for deft plotting and skillful accumulation of detail and atmosphere. Semana Santa finds Hewson in fine form, delivering a compelling novel infused with the sights and sounds of southern Spain.
Semana Santa (Holy Week) fills the streets with gawking tourists and thousands upon thousands of hooded penitents. The week gets off to a grisly start, though, with the most unholy discovery of a double murder. Visiting academic Maria Gutierrez is only supposed to observe the subsequent investigation, but the police are stretched way too thin, and Maria is soon following a trail of clues that may lead to her own demise.