Genre: (Gothic) Mystery
Publisher: Phoenix (Trade Edition 2004)
Barcelona. 1945. Upon taking The Shadow of the Wind by Julián Carax from the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, Daniel is drawn down a dangerous path of discovery to find the truth behind the author’s life. The shadowy backstreets and crumbling mansion settings ooze gothic atmosphere and Zafón’s poetic prose bestow an underlying menace to a mystery which is positively Collinsesque.