A DEATH IN VALENCIA

NEW CRIME NOVEL SET IN VALENCIA HIGHLIGHTS THREAT TO EL CABANYAL

Crime writer Jason Webster speaks out about neglect and destruction of Valencia’s historic fisherman’s quarter

Chatto & Windus, part of The Random House Group UK, publishes A DEATH IN VALENCIA, the electrifying second crime novel by JASON WEBSTER set in the Spanish city of Valencia.

‘Described by The Guardian as ‘an exceptional writer’, Jason Webster was born near San Francisco and brought up in England and Germany. After spells in Italy and Egypt, he moved to Spain, where he has spent most of his adult life. A DEATH IN VALENCIA is set in his adopted home of Valencia, and features the main character Chief Inspector Max Cámara of the Spanish National Police, described by UK newspaper the Independent as ‘one of the most attractive figures to enter recent detective fiction’.

Having tackled bull-fighting in the first Max Cámara book Or The Bull Kills You, this latest book addresses the abuse of land-planning laws and the threat to the historic fisherman’s quarter on Valencia’s sea front, El Cabanyal.

Passionately opposed to the destruction of the city’s historic quarters, Jason Webster says: ‘Valencia Town Hall has been steadily bulldozing a large swathe of El Cabanyal (the old fisherman’s quarter) over the past few years. It’s a tragedy, as this area is very picturesque and full of character and could easily become another tourist attraction for the city. As it is, though, much of it is now very run down.’
JASON WEBSTER is available for interview and comment.

For further information please contact:
Bethan Jones,
Chatto & Windus,
Random House UK

0044 20 7840 8543

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