Mi querido asesino en serie / My Dear Serial Killer
Novel , 2017
Petra Delicado, the inspector created twenty-one years ago by Alicia Giménez Bartlett, returns to the scene of the crime with her inseparable sidekick, the endearing blabbermouth Fermín Garzón. In this latest case, they investigate a serial killer targeting women who are apparently very different, but have something in common: solitude. Sometimes the search for company involves certain risks.
We encounter a Petra Delicado in crisis, pushing fifty, worried about the inevitable accumulation of years. She has trouble accepting the fact that her investigation has been placed under the command of a young regional police inspector who’s just a bit too perfect.
However, Petra Delicado has not lost her strength, crankiness, irony, the stubbornness that drives her bosses to despair, or that insolent ability to take charge that is so disconcerting to her male colleagues. This personality has made her the genre’s most popular female character in Spain and Italy.
“The best novel in the whole series.” Zenda Libros
“The return of the inspector with the most character, wisdom and fans in contemporary crime fiction.” El Periódico