Friday, May 27, 2016

Book Beginnings: Altogether Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman


"Inspector Manchego's office wasn't, strictly speaking, an office. "
This is the first sentence of "The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman", which begins in Madrid, as Atticus Craftman's parents in England begin an official search for him. He was last seen in Madrid several months earlier.
There are several love stories in this novel, one twisted and two beautiful, and I recommend this book. Detective work is involved, gypsies, some weaving of love spells, and the atmosphere of Madrid, Granada, Spanish food, wine, guitar music and song in the caves of Granada, culture and Catholic traditions.
I am linking with Rose City Reader for Book beginnings.

9 comments:

Sam I Am...... said...

Your book does sound intriguing and so many interesting facets to it.

Gilion Dumas said...

This sounds like exactly the kind of mystery I enjoy. I pinned it to my Books to Read board on Pinterest. And it would be perfect for my European Reading Challenge. Thanks for the tip!

Thanks for playing along on BBOF, even though I didn't have a Mr. Linky this week!

xinex said...

Sounds very interesting, Terra. Thanks for the recommendation....Christine

guiltless reader said...

What an interesting book! Taking note for the Travel the World in Books challenge!

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Nancy Chan said...

Sounds interesting. I love detective books.

Carol Z said...

Just when I think I'm making headway on my reading I get a great recommendation. Thanks, Terra!

Blondie's Journal said...

This sounds fantastic, Terra. I need to make room on my reading list!! :-D

Jane

Ginny Hartzler said...

I have never heard of this book, but it sounds so good! It has a bit of everything so you would never get bored! I will look it up on Amazon. How many books are in the series and have you read all of them?

Terra Hangen said...

Ginny, this book is not in a series, but maybe it will be if the writer goes on to create a series with these characters. This book is the first of her's translated into English and the only one I've read.