Red Queen: A Novel (Antonia Scott #1) (Paperback)

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Red Queen: A Novel (Antonia Scott #1) (Paperback)


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This is book number 1 in the Antonia Scott series.

"Pacing of the breakneck variety. Short chapters, funny asides, lethally potent descriptions: They all contribute to a frenetic page-turning momentum… you’ll have great fun reading it." The New York Times Book Review

Introducing Antonia Scott—the most compelling and original detective since Lisbeth Salander—in Juan Gómez-Jurado's Red Queen, the #1 international award-winning bestseller &
thriller that has taken the world by storm.

Antonia Scott—the daughter of a British diplomat and a Spanish mother—has a gifted forensic mind, whose ability to reconstruct crimes and solve baffling murders is legendary. But after a personal trauma, she's refused to continue her work or even leave her apartment.

Jon Gutierrez, a police officer in Bilbao—disgraced, suspended, and about to face criminal charges—is offered a chance to salvage his career by a secretive organization that works in the shadows to direct criminal investigations of a highly sensitive nature. All he has to do is succeed where many others have failed: Convince a recalcitrant Antonia to come out of her self-imposed retirement, protecting her and helping her investigate a new, terrifying case.

The case is a macabre, ritualistic murder—a teen-aged boy from a wealthy family whose body was found without a drop of blood left in it. But the murder is just the start. A high-ranking executive and daughter of one of the richest men in Spain is kidnapped, a crime which is tied to the previous murder. Behind them both is a hidden mastermind with even more sinister plans. And the only person with a chance to see the connections, solve the crimes and successfully match wits with the killer before tragedy strikes Antonia Scott.

JUAN GOMEZ-JURADO (he/him) is a journalist and novelist, whose Antonia Scott trilogy has now sold more than two million copies in the original Spanish, is being published in seventeen countries, and is currently being adapted by Amazon in a streaming series expected to debut in 2023. He lives in Madrid, Spain.

Product Details ISBN: 9781250903587
ISBN-10: 1250903580
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: February 27th, 2024
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Antonia Scott

"Pacing of the breakneck variety. Short chapters, funny asides, lethally potent descriptions: They all contribute to a frenetic page-turning momentum… you’ll have great fun reading it." —The New York Times Book Review

nail-biting...tantalizing...startling...Lizbeth Salander devotees will find much to like." —Publishers Weekly

"Lyrically translated by Nicholas Caistor...very exciting." —The New York Times

"The next two, Loba Negra (Black Wolf) and Rey Blanco (White King), must be translated into English, because thriller fans will be waiting. Fast-moving and quirky fiction from Madrid." —Kirkus Reviews

"I loved it from page one...Antonia never fails to fascinate and enlighten." —Globe and Mail (Toronto)

"Red Queen is one of the most extravagantly entertaining novels I’ve ever read. Sprinting from spectacular surprise to even-more-spectacular surprise; whirling from one crisply textured character to the next…it's an electrifying serial-killer thriller, fiendishly clever puzzle mystery, and sensitive portrait of a fascinating young woman. Red Queen tops even The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as a thinking reader’s thriller, and Antonia Scott is like a more sympathetic Lisbeth Salander. I loved every word." —A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

"Red Queen
is a smart, addictive thriller, beautiful in both its complexity and devotion to characterization. Between the stunning plot twists, bold structural choices, and surprising moments of wry humor, you won’t be able to put this one down until you reach the last satisfying page." —Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of Find Me

“A labyrinth of mystery, crisply plotted and paced, way ahead of the pack. If you like good old fashioned suspense, with plenty of intrigue and treachery, this one’s for you." —Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Kaiser’s Web

"Red Queen is my favorite kind of thriller, a race against time with a uniquely fascinating protagonist who's almost as big a mystery as the villain. Antonia Scott is one of the most memorable characters I've met in thriller fiction, and I can't wait to see what she does next." —Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of House on Fire

"Fast paced, memorable characters and a cinematic story that draws you in hook, line and sinker. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next in the series." —John Marrs, author The One and Keep it in the Family

"... one of the most exciting new releases of 2023..." —Mystery Tribune

"Fresh and appealing." —Mystery Suspense Magazine

"All the velocity and thrillers of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy...all engrossing." —First Clue

"Terrific - a complex story that unfolds at breakneck speed, a compelling plot filled with twist after twist, a story told with rich, fluid language, and a fascinating, well realized unlikely pair of characters, especially the brilliant Antonia Scott. Distinctive and entertaining." —David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Murder as a Fine Art

"Red Queen is in a class by itself. This terrific novel has all the page-turning elements of the very best thrillers but what really makes it truly remarkable is the writing itself. Engaging and heartbreaking, witty and wry and immersive—and beautifully structured. I have never read a book as gorgeously complex as this—and that is the highest of compliments. Juan Gómez-Jurado has written an instant classic." – Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of Her Perfect Life

"Kidnappings, chases, traps, and setups (not to mention a creepy murder scene) propel the thriller, while questions of moral culpability and the poisonous effects of unaddressed trauma add heft." —Christian Science Monitor

"Crackles with energy." —The Financial Times