Dog Day - Alicia Giménez Bartlett, Nicholas Caistor

Original title: Día de perros


When I first came across this book, I thought: Spanish detective, that's new for me. I can't really say I'm a big dog lover, but I was interested because it was Spanish.


I liked the Spanish influences, it's different from a Scandinavian, British or American detective. Different is interesting, as I think not enough Southern European authors are being translated.


This book wasn't completely working for me though. As a detective I thought it was a bit disappointing, but I liked the main characters.

I recently learned that this is actually the second book in the Petra Delicado series, but I've never heard anything about a Dutch translation of the first novel. I always think it's such a shame if publishers don't start with the first book.


Note: I read a Dutch translation of this book.