A Million Drops

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Other Press (NY)
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5.4 X 8.4 X 1.4 inches | 1.45 pounds

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About the Author

Víctor del Árbol was born in Barcelona in 1968 and was an officer of the Catalan police force from 1992 to 2012. As the recipient of the Nadal Prize, the Tiflos Prize, and as the first Spanish author to win the Prix du Polar Européen, he has distinguished himself as a notable voice in Spanish literature.


"Darkly engrossing...[A Million Drops] defies categorization, pulling together the best elements of historical fiction, psychological thrillers, and literary character studies." --Washington Post

"One of the most promising voices in European crime fiction...Fans of Javier Marías, Leonardo Padura, and Philip Kerr will find much to admire in Del Árbol's work." --Crime Reads, The Best International Crime Fiction of the Year

"A mystery on an epic scale, extending over decades, generations, and nations...Meticulously plotted and stylishly written, this is a page-turner with fresh twists and surprises right up to the very end." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"This blockbuster novel by an award-winning Spanish author...succeeds as historical fiction, a thriller, and a detective story." --Library Journal (starred review)

"Del Árbol, a gifted storyteller, keeps the pages turning even as he probes the dark, compromised souls of his characters." --Chicago Tribune

"A major piece of work that will lodge in your mind for a long time. Truly rewarding and brings thriller writing into a whole new, fully grown-up dimension. Should not be missed." --Crime Time

"Drawing on some of the most heinous events of the twentieth century, Del Árbol crafts a powerful but painful epic." --Publishers Weekly

"Del Árbol builds a complex and engaging crime novel from many seemingly disparate characters and events...genuinely compelling." --Booklist

"A mystery-thriller in the best tradition of the genre...A Million Drops is an exciting, ingeniously crafted tale." --PopMatters

"Sublime and unsettling...A riveting historical fresco." --Huffington Post (Québec)

"Blending personal, psychological, and historical elements in a nonlinear narrative, A Million Drops is complex, but del Árbol has the chops to pull it off. Take your time reading this one. It is worth every minute. Strongly recommended." --Historical Novel Society

"As I finished reading this book I came to a discovery that still fills me with anguish: the true protagonist of this story is death itself. Death in the guise of a woman both ruthless and terrifying, whose portrait Víctor del Árbol has fleshed out with the painterly eye of a Renaissance master." --Javier Sierra, New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Supper