Alicia Giménez Bartlett

Alicia Giménez Bartlett

La mujer fugitiva

La mujer fugitiva / The Fugitive Woman

Novel , 2023


Pages: 440

One of the owner partners of a food truck is found stabbed early in the morning. The vehicle is parked alongside others of the same kind. A young couple serving Mediterranean cuisine sleeps next to the van where the crime was committed, but they haven't heard or seen anything during the night that could serve as a witness. After the initial investigations, Petra and Garzón have only one lead to follow: the neighbors of the food truck saw that on the evening of the murder, a woman made a big purchase from the deceased. They discover that she is French, like him, and that the data on her credit card are fake. They seek help from the French police: the woman is identified as a high-ranking leader of a drug cartel. Finding her becomes the top priority for all police operations, but it seems that an unseen hand is following the officers, violently warning anyone they approach.

Petra Delicado will have to confront a criminal who will try to ensure that the case is never resolved.

“Rather than a pioneer, the great Alicia Giménez Bartlett is a teacher.” El País 

“Right up to the very last page, a terrific novel. Rarely has the detective genre been used so well, which consists of much more than just telling crime stories.” Abc 

“If there’s anyone who deserves the title of the great lady of Spanish noir, it’s Alicia Giménez Bartlett.” Vocento 

“I love the way this new novel kicks off, because from the first capital letter we’re able to enjoy the unmistakable style of Petra Delicado." El Ideal de Granada