Book review: Or the Bull Kills You

Jason WebsterThis is the first of the stories by Jason Webster about Spanish detective Max Cámara. The setting is Valencia during Fallas, the five-day festival of fireworks and bonfires.

A bullfighter is murdered, a controversial bullfighter, in a city undergoing local elections and with a strong anti-taurino lobby. Webster has chosen his setting well, Valencia is a noisy, shouting, breathing presence on every page. The bullfighting is strange, a world of customs and special language, its symbolism machismo. Into the middle of all this walks the Fallas-hating, bullfight-disapproving detective who’s having a difficult time with his girlfriend. And he’s being reviewed at work for his behaviour in a previous case.

Is there one killer or two, and what about the dead bullfighter’s artist boyfriend and his very-public fiancé? Jason WebsterWebster [above] keeps the page turning with ease.

To learn more about Jason Webster’s fiction and non-fiction books, visit his website here.
To take a video tour of Jason Webster’s Valencia, click here.
If you like ‘Or the Bull Kills You’, try the other Max Cámara novels:-
‘A Death in Valencia’ #2 by Jason Webster
‘The Anarchist Detective’ #3 by Jason Webster
‘Blood Med’ #4 by Jason Webster

‘Or the Bull Kills You’, Max Cámara #1, by Jason Webster [UK: Vintage] Buy now

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