The paperback edition of Thomas Mogford’s fourth in a series of Gibraltar-based Spike Sanguinetti thrillers ‘Sleeping Dogs’ has recently been published.
Thomas Mogford is the author of a series of crime novels that follow the life of a lawyer from Gibraltar called Spike Sanguinetti. The first book in the series, Shadow of the Rock, was one of the Spectator‘s ‘Books of the Year’, and was shortlisted for the CWA 2013 Dagger Award for best debut novel. Both the sequel, Sign of the Cross, and follow-up, Hollow Mountain, were shortlisted for Crimefest’s eDunnit award (in 2014 and 2015), while the fourth book, Sleeping Dogs, was chosen as one of the Guardian‘s ‘Best Holiday Reads’ of 2015. The fifth Spike Sanguinetti novel will be published by Bloomsbury in February 2017.
Tom explains: “Like many a man as the years go by, Spike has got himself a new ‘look’. Check him out in the link below as he showcases it for the new paperback of ‘Sleeping Dogs’. Spike Book 5 is due out in February 2017 (his life really gets turns upside down in that one)… And the first three Spike books have recently been optioned for TV. No guarantee they’ll ever get made, but nonetheless, all casting ideas gratefully received.”
An old friend persuades Gibraltarian lawyer Spike Sanguinetti to take a well-earned rest on Corfu’s beautiful north-east coast. But when the bloodied body of a young Albanian is found and a local man accused of his murder, Spike reluctantly agrees to take the case. Beneath the island’s veneer of wealth and privilege Spike uncovers truths so damaging that those involved will go to any lengths to protect them. And when a vulnerable young woman disappears, Spike knows that there are some sleeping dogs he cannot let lie.
“One of the most enjoyable crime series of recent years.” JAKE KERRIDGE, SUNDAY EXPRESS
“Tremendous atmosphere, rich characterisation and ideally complex plotting.” WILLIAM BOYD, author of Any Human Heart, Restless and Sweet Caress
“Terrific. What Aurelio Zen was to Italy, Spike Sanguinetti could turn out to be for Gibraltar.” CHARLES CUMMING, author of The Trinity Six, A Foreign Country and A Colder War
“Evocative, engrossing and entertaining.” THE TIMES
“Recommended for holiday reading.” FRONT ROW, BBC RADIO 4
“Spike Sanguinetti is a younger, sexier, unmarried but still sensitive version of Donna Leon’s Guido Brunetti, and his adventures may eventually attract a Leon-size audience.” BOOKLIST
Sleeping Dogs: A Spike Sanguinetti Mystery by Thomas Mogford (ISBN: 9781408846636) is available from Amazon’s Book Store. Free UK delivery on eligible orders.