A Small Death in Lisbon
First edition cover
|Country||United Kingdom (london)|
|19 July 1999 (1st edition)|
|Media type||Print (hardcover)|
A Small Death in Lisbon is a crime novel by Robert Wilson. The novel, set in Portugal, consists of two narratives: one is the contemporary investigation by Inspector José "Zé" Coelho into the death of a young girl, and the other begins in World War II and examines events during German operations in the country. This eventually joins with the main narrative. The novel won the CWA Gold Dagger Award in 1999, and the German Crime Prize (for an International Novel) in 2003.
- Zé Coelho shares some characteristics with his Spanish counterpart, Inspector jefe Javier Falcón, such as:
- Lost his wife; Falcón is divorced - they both long for their wives;
- Has stress problems, as Falcón;
- They both discover that past friendships are not as they seem: Coelho with his friend Borrego, and Falcón with his father.
- 1999, London: HarperCollins ISBN 0-00-232668-X, Pub date 19 July 1999, Hardback
- 2000, London: HarperCollins ISBN 0-00-651202-X, Pub date 2 May 2000, Paperback
- 2000, New York: Harcourt ISBN 0151006091, Pub date October 2000, Hardback
- 2002, New York: Berkeley Books ISBN 0-425-18423-4, Pub date March 2002, Paperback
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