The Anarchist Detective : (Max Camara 3), Hardback Book

The Anarchist Detective : (Max Camara 3) Hardback

Part of the Max Camara series

2.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Sent on leave after his last, brutal, case, Max Camara returns to his home town in La Mancha, famous for producing the finest saffron in the world.

There, the past keeps pulling at him. The town is exhuming a mass grave from the Civil War, but why is his grandfather behaving so strangely?

His old friend Yago is investigating a particularly nasty murder which sets off memories Max has been trying to bury for years. And then there are Yago's whisperings about a saffron mafia...Max finds himself plunged into the thick of a complex and intensely personal case that will put him in severe danger and have him questioning his past - and his future in the police.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780701186906

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I enjoyed the first two books in this series but I thought this one was so-so. I felt like the author was skating a bit, 240 pages, didn't take too much effort on hero Max's part to do his job either, everything seemed to fall into place. I had a strong hunch as to who the killer was very early in the story. Very Early - and or once I was right. I doubt I will read any more books in this series if there are more. On the plus side I learned a bit about saffron and a bit about Franco. I'm still not sure why the killer did what he did; either I was too bored or the author didn't make it clear for me. Supporting characters seemed bored also, some relationships fall apart, others might be heading that way. Disappointing.

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