Spanish Crime with a Difference...
S H Villa

Spanish Crime with a Difference...Because I have lived for over 20 years near the village where the books are partly set, I wish to maintain my anonymity. If you read them, you will see why. Many of the Spanish crime stories in the books are fictionalised true stories. Some of the volumes also deal with Spanish history, including the civil war 1936-39 and its aftermath; sexual abuse of children by priests and others (A subject one almost never hears about in Spain, although even on the admission of certain priests there are a million people who have been abused by clergy as children.); the subject of the stolen babies – thousands of them all over Spain over a period of some 50 years taken from mothers and sold; Opus Dei also gets a look in – founded by a Spaniard and still very influential in Spain; the decline of the Spanish economy, the consequences of unemployment and repossession of houses, the large and frequent demonstrations that arise from a people little protected by governmental institutions (4 million empty dwellings and 3 million homeless); and so on. And mixed in with this is Jesús the healer, a man who is spiritual but not religious,allowing many to see the world differently, to live the potential of their unlived lives. He was given the gift of healing after a suicide attempt following the loss of the woman he loved. He ‘offers the energy’, knowing it is up to the other to receive it or not. Many do and strange things happen. The books are fun to write. My hope is that they are fun to read!

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