A former policeman, w a Major in the Spanish Republican Army, is sent to Madrid to investigate the circumstances in which legendary anarchist Buenaventura Durruti was killed. Making imaginative and ingenious use of the detective vel as a literary device, Pedro de Paz explores various hypotheses and scenarios that could at least provide us, 70 years on, with believable explanations about the chain of events leading to the death of a truly remarkable man. Also included are numerous photographs of Durruti and his funeral.
Stuart Christie was born in Glasgow in 1946. He has been an apprentice dental technician, sheet metal worker, barrow boy, litho printer, gas fitter, bookseller, occasional farmhand, lobster fisherman, writer and publisher. He became a socialist (Labour Party Young Socialists) at the age of 15, but moved rapidly to anarchism. He served over three years of a twenty-year sentence for banditry and terrorism imposed by a Spanish court for his part in an attempt to assassinate General Franco in 1964.Pedro de Paz is a Spanish writer. His first novel, El hombre que mato a Durruti (2004), won the Jose Saramago Novel Competition. De Paz's literary output is mainly in the field of police and crime novels. He also writes articles and short stories.