Inspector Salgado

4 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 38 ratings

The Summer of Dead Toys Publisher's Summary

A riveting crime thriller set during a sultry Barcelona summer, introducing Inspector Hector Salgado.

Inspector Hector Salgado is a transplanted Argentine living in Barcelona. While working on human trafficking case, Salgado’s violent temper got the best of him and he beat a suspect within an inch of his life. Ordered on probation, he fled to Argentina to cool off for a few months.

Now he’s back in Barcelona and is eager for another big case. But his boss has other plans. He assigns Salgado to a routine accidental death: A college student fell from a balcony in one of Barcelona’s ritzier neighborhoods. As Salgado begins to piece together the life and world of the victim, he realizes that his death was not all that simple: His teenage friends are either overly paranoid or deceptively calm, and drugs might be involved. Hector begins to follow a trail that will lead him deep into the underbelly of Barcelona’s high society where he’ll come face-to-face with dangerous criminals, long-buried secrets, and, of course, his own past. But Hector thrives on pressure, and he lives for this kind of case - dark, violent, and seemingly unsolvable.

Gripping, sophisticated, and wickedly entertaining, The Summer of Dead Toys introduces a charismatic new detective and announces Antonio Hill as a new master of the crime thriller.

©2013 Antonio Hill (P)2013 Random House Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The Summer of Dead Toys

    • A Thriller
    • By: Antonio Hill
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Inspector Hector Salgado is a transplanted Argentine living in Barcelona. While working on human trafficking case, Salgado’s violent temper got the best of him and he beat a suspect within an inch of his life. Ordered on probation, he fled to Argentina to cool off for a few months. Now he’s back in Barcelona and is eager for another big case. But his boss has other plans. He assigns Salgado to a routine accidental death: A college student fell from a balcony in one of Barcelona’s ritzier neighborhoods. As Salgado begins to piece together the life and world of the victim, he realizes that his death was not all that simple....

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Summer of Dead Toys

    • By: Antonio Hill
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Evokes the master of Barcelona-set narrative, Carlos Ruiz Zafon' Independent When the death of a young witness in a case of human trafficking and voodoo provokes the normally calm Inspector Salgado to beat someone up, he is swiftly removed from the project. Instead, he is sent to investigate a teenager's fall to his death in one of Barcelona's uptown areas.

    Regular price: $22.71

  • Book 2

    • The Good Suicides

    • By: Antonio Hill
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
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    Young, free and...dead. Senior staff at Alemany Cosmetics company come home with a secret after a team-building course in a remote country house. Now they are committing suicide one by one. Soon they may all be dead. Each has received a photo from an anonymous source of three dogs hanging dead from a tree near the house. Deciphering the personalities of these high-earning executives and their power structure, Inspector Salgado has his own way of making them speak.

    Regular price: $23.44

    • The Good Suicides

    • A Thriller
    • By: Antonio Hill
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 10

    After a company retreat in a remote country house, senior employees of Alemany Cosmetics return with a dark secret. They’ve each received an anonymous, menacing email of only two words: "Never forget". What’s worse, the message is accompanied by a nightmarish photo attachment showing the bodies of dogs - hung to death from a tree - near the very same farm estate they just visited. When they begin killing themselves, one by one, the connection between the shocking photos and the suicides baffles Barcelona law enforcement and corporate think tanks alike, threatening a terrifying end for everyone involved.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Highly disappointing

    • By Donna on 02-16-15

    Regular price: $28.00