The Collector and the Blind Girl. By Geoff Hargreaves. ISBN: 978-1-951088-19-4 . $17.95.
Rich in language and imagery, The Collector and the Blind
Girl is a skillfully constructed mystery and romance novel. A blend of love,
mystery, and drama, a haunting modern crime and mystery in San Miguel de
Allende, Mexico's iconic town. Toils, both large and small, remind us of human
frailties and how we go it alone in the final analysis. This novel should be read for
its wit and passion.
Given a second chance to prove himself as an investigative agent, the new recruit, Mike Benhumea, is sent to San Miguel de Allende to report on a suspected major criminal. Things get dangerously out of hand, when he falls in love with the criminal’s beautiful, blind daughter.
“A rare blend of humor and mystery.”
“An absorbing tale of intrigue, danger and, ultimately, love.”
“A dexterous blend of Graham Greene and P. G. Wodehouse.”
Educated in UK and Canada, Geoff Hargreaves worked for the British Council in Spain. For the last thirty years he has had a home in Mexico, where he now lives permanently, translating Mexican novels, stories, and poems. Among them is the novel Seventy Times Seven by Ricardo Elizondo Elizondo, published by Floricanto Press.