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Toni Hill
The Summer of Dead Toys

(El verano de los juguetes muertos)

Commercial Fiction / Thriller

  • Published: 06/11/2014
  • ISBN: 9788499891040
  • 368 pages

To visitors, Barcelona is an open, seductive modern city. Yet it is hard to truly adapt to its neighborhoods, its customs, its people. Here, in a city where nobody says what they really think, Inspector Héctor Salgado investigates his first case while his ex wife disappears from the city in strange circumstances. The novel will remind the scenarios that remain in the memory of any traveler who has ever visited Barcelona.

About the author

Toni Hill (Barcelona, 1966) holds a degree in psychology. He has been working in various aspects of publishing and as a literary translator for more than ten years. Among the authors he has translated are David Sedaris, Jonathan Safran Foer, Glenway Wescott, Rosie Alison, Peter May, Rabih Alameddine and A. L. Kennedy. His Inspector Héctor Salgado trilogy has been published in more than twenty countries to critical and commercial success: The Summer of the Dead Toys (2011), The Good Suicides (2012) and The Hiroshima Lovers (2014).

Rights sold

  • Canada : Doubleday
  • China : Shanghai 99
  • Denmark: Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Israel : Modan
  • Italy: Mondadori
  • Japan : Shueisha
  • Poland : Albatros
  • Norway : Bazar
  • Portugal : Porto
  • Romania : RAO
  • Serbia : Laguna
  • Turkey: Pegasus Yayinlari
  • UK : Transworld
  • Netherands : Signatuur
  • Greece : Patakis
  • France : Flammarion
  • Finland : Otava
  • Germany : Suhrkamp
  • Brazil : Alaúde
  • US : Crown