Sleeping Dogs: A Spike Sanguinetti Novel

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Haunted by his failure to prevent the violent murders of two innocent women, Gibraltarian lawyer Spike Sanguinetti loses himself in his work. After much persuasion, he joins an old flame, Detective Sergeant Jessica Navarro, for a well-earned rest at a friend's villa on Corfu's beautiful northeast coast. There they meet philanthropist Leo Hoffmann, elderly scion of the powerful Hoffmann banking family.

Leo has just unearthed an important archaeological site on the Corfiot coastline, but the lavish celebrations to mark the event are interrupted when the body of a young Albanian bludgeoned to death is discovered at the site. When a local man is arrested for the murder, Spike reluctantly agrees to defend him pro bono in what appears to be an "open and shut" case. Yet the more Spike delves into the facts surrounding the victim's death, the more he starts to doubt the official version of events.

As news emerges that a vulnerable young woman has gone missing, a frantic search begins, which sees the idyllic holiday island transformed into an arena of old rivalries, political corruption, and murder. Uncovering secrets so damaging that those involved will go to any lengths to protect them, Spike begins to realize that some sleeping dogs can never be allowed to lie.

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Thomas Mogford has worked as a journalist for Time Out and as a translator for the European Parliament. His other novels in the Spike Sanguinetti series--Shadow of the Rock, Sign of the Cross and Hollow Mountain--were published by Bloomsbury to critical acclaim. He was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger Award for best new crime writer of 2013. He is married and lives with his family in London.
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“It's easy to say that novels set in stunning locales project vivid senses of place, but Mogford goes further than that: he uses his settings for not only their beauty and atmosphere but also the multicultural richness they support in the characters and the plot. This series belongs on the reading lists of everyone who cares about international crime fiction, especially those willing to leave the chill of Scandinavia every now and then.” ―Booklist

“Popular fiction at its best.” ―Susan Hill

“Evocative, engrossing and entertaining.” ―The Times

“Mogford's sharp prose drew me in from the first page and his intriguingly flawed hero Spike stands out in the memory.” ―Sadie Jones

“Very original, and brilliantly rendered . . . a rare and enviable talent.” ―William Boyd

“It has the satisfying flavor of a classic whodunit.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Dividing its time among several unusual mystery settings--Gibraltar, Corfu and Albania--Sleeping Dogs makes for a captivating Mediterranean read.” ―Shelf Awareness

"The story will take us from Gibraltar to Corfu and on to a very dangerous Albania where blood feuds are settled as a way of life. Mr. Mogford succeeds, once again, in creating a thoroughly enjoyable mystery colored with international intrigue that keeps us tuned in to every piece of the puzzle that Spike works to solve." ―Arab Vistas Today

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