my preoccupation, manifesting itself every three months or so this year, with books by Spanish authors or at least set in Spain continues to serve me well. this is an excellent Mystery so far! a little Nesbo-esque--it's even set in Spain when it's fairly cold--in the sinister, creepy implications of the deaths (I hesitate to call them all suicides, though I did notice the title of the book). the detectives are all terrific characters, with their own lives and motivations filled in wonderfully already. I love it.