The Blind Man of Seville

by Robert Wilson

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  • 0007378297
  • 9780007322145
  • 9780007378296

NOW A MAJOR TV DRAMA ON SKY ATLANTIC. The first crime novel in Robert Wilson’s Seville series, featuring the tortured detective Javier Falcon.

The man is bound, gagged and dead in front of his television.The terrible self-inflicted wounds tell of his violent struggle to avoid some unseen horror. On the screen? In his head? What could make a man do that to himself?

It's Easter week in Seville, a time of passion and processions. But detective Javier Falcón is not celebrating. Appalled by the victim's staring eyes he is inexorably drawn into this disturbing, mystifying case. And when the investigation into the dead man's life sends Javier trawling though his own past and into the shocking journals of his late father, a famous artist, his unreliable memory begins to churn. Then there are more killings and Falcón finds himself pushed to the edge of a terrifying truth…


  • HarperCollins Publishers; June 2010
  • ISBN: 9780007378296
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  • Title: The Blind Man of Seville
  • Author: Robert Wilson
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0007378297
  • 9780007322145
  • 9780007378296

In The Press

Praise for The Blind Man of Seville

‘Crime writing at its very best, but it is also something more. It observes no limits, it begs no one’s pardon. It excites, it surprises and it satisfies.This is a fine important novel’ Literary Review

‘Admirably paced and enthrallingly elaborate’ Sunday Times

'The Blind Man of Seville is an ingenious and compelling thriller’ Daily Telegraph

'This is powerful evocative stuff' Observer

'As an evocation of the emotional labyrinth of postwar Tangiers and as a tale of artistic drift, it's rather brilliant – a detective story Paul Bowles never wrote' Guardian

A wonderful, if dark and disturbing, literary detective novel' Time Out

‘To call Robert Wilson's ‘The Blind Man of Seville’ a thriller is to do a grave injustice to an utterly stunning achievement.The central narrative of the detective on the verge of a nervous breakdown is a psychological thriller of real profundity. Wonderful!’ Paul Preston, author of ‘Franco’


About The Author

Robert Wilson was born in 1957. A graduate of Oxford University, he has worked in shipping and advertising in London and trading in West Africa. He is married and divides his time between England, Spain and Portugal.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0007378297
  • 9780007322145
  • 9780007378296