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Jordi Basté / Marc Artigau
The Case of the Falling Man

(Un home cau)

Commercial Fiction / Thriller

  • Published: 09/03/2017
  • ISBN: 9788416430611
  • 288 pages

Barcelona’s new gastronomic and seductive detective unveils a story as original as the city, set in the hidden underbelly of its steamy nightlife and haute cuisine

One spring night, private eye Albert Martínez is having dinner in the Barceloneta neighborhood  with an old friend from university, when he witnesses a disturbing scene: two men approach the most dangerous part of the breakwater at Mar Bella beach, waving their arms angrily as if they were arguing. A little while later, only one of them returns. That sets in motion a thrilling investigation that will lead him to discover the darkest secrets of one of the city’s most wealthy and influential families. By the hand of this remarkable detective, readers are drawn into an intelligent story that captivates with a question: what happened that night on the breakwater?
This book could receive a grant to cover all translation expenses. 

About the author


JORDI BASTÉ (BARCELONA, 1965) is the director and host of El món on RAC1, the leading Catalan radio program. He worked for twenty-two years at Catalunya Ràdio and he is currently a contributor to La Vanguardia on Sundays. He has won numerous prizes for his radio work. This is his first work of fiction.

Other books: El Barça del canvi. Una cronologia personal, Crisi, mentides i grans oportunitats, En efectiu o amb targeta and Sapigueu que…

Prizes: Protagonistas, Ondas, Òmnium de Comunicació and the Radio Prize awarded by the King of Spain


MARC ARTIGAU I QUERALT (BARCELONA, 1984) holds a degree in Playwriting and Stage Direction from the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona. His original plays include Caïm i Abel, Caixes, Arbres, Aquellos días azules or Un mosquit petit. He is a former commentator on Catalunya Ràdio and a current commentator for El món on RAC1.

Other books: Els perseguidors de paraules, Primers Auxilis, Vermella and Desterrats

Prizes: Ciutat de Sagunt, Talúries Theater Award