Nick Sweet 

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                 THE LONG SIESTA
a crime novel set in Seville featuring
Inspector Velázquez

'Inspector Velázquez is one of the most original and intriguing creations in crime fiction...offers an authentic slice of nineties Seville. You can almost taste the albondigas and Fino!' Howard Linskey

'Sweet handles his twisting plot with all the panache of the Matador.' Caro Ramsay

'...a full-blooded neo-noir, as gritty as any 1970s Hollywood thriller, and as colourful as the latest Mexican telenovela.' Nicholas Blincoe

'One might have thought that Spanish-set crime was territory sewed up by the likes of Robert Wilson, but Nick Sweet proves to have the measure of the genre with The Long Siesta... Velázquez proves to be an intriguing and idiosyncratic protagonist, and Sweet evokes his sultry locale with maximum vividness.' Barry Forshaw in Crimetime 

',,,highly readable Spanish-set crime novel... Recommended.' Paul Johnston

'Not for the faint-hearted, The Long Siesta is an enthralling glimpse into an unfamiliar world. Confident and sharp, Inspector Velázquez is a complex man who knows what makes his beat in Seville tick.' Nick Quantrill

'A pacy read that doesn't wear out its welcome...mixes the hours of the past and the novel's present to bring us a series to keep an eye out for. If the second was coming out tomorrow I'd say Hasta Mañana.' Douglas Skelton