Lonia Guiu, the wisecracking, hardboiled Catalan private eye of “Study in Lilac”, returns in this story of islands, large and small. One island is Australia, in the Antipodes, where Lonia is Working for friends on sailboat and investigating the disappearance of blonde, drugged-out heiress. The other island is Majorca, Lonia’s –and the heiress’s- Mediterranean home. A fast-paced thriller that careens from matrimonial agencies to tourist hotels and keeps Lonia, her mysterious Australian lover and her steadfast employee Quim on the razor edge of excitement.
Press Reviews: “A delightfully different detective” – Toronto Globe and Mail
“Reminiscent of Sara Paretsky‘s V.I. Warshawski, though more political and earthier.” – The Drood Review of Mystery