Thursday, 3 April 2008

Connoisseurs of crime

Down one of Barceloneta's dark and dreary alleyways, the reader in dire need of a good mystery finds his way to the Negra i Criminal bookstore in order to plead for help from two of the city's experts on crime fiction and self-described "detectives of lost books," Paco Camarasa and his wife Montse Clave. During the day this couple scour the city for second-hand detective novels to accompany the brand new editions that line the shelves of what its owners say is the only bookstore in all of Spain dedicated solely to the subject of the detective and crime novel. (Full story in printed edition).