Ritos de muerte / Death Rites
Novel , 1996
Detective Petra Delicado's marriage is on the rocks. Her colleagues are more impossibly sexist than ever. And she thirsts for new challenges, new faces, and new ways of keeping the spark inside of her alive. Her relationship with Sergeant Fermin Garzón is getting more complicated as their private and professional lives increasingly overlap. Tough, sexy, and self-assured, Petra Delicado is a new kind of cop in Spanish crime writing. In this new addition to the series, she and Garzón are on the trail of a serial rapist stalking the streets of Barcelona. Petra Delicado Saga.
“Inspector Petra Delicado and Sgt. Fermín Garzón prove to be one of the more engaging sleuth teams to debut in a long time.”—The Washington Post