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Dolina rož

Valley of Flowers

Two bullet-ridden bodies in a bedroom, a third in the living room. Were the young wife and her lover shot by the cheated older husband who then also took his own life, or…?

Taras Birsa, the most popular criminal investigator in Slovenia, is left without a job. As a private detective he takes the odd assignment but feels a distinct lack of interesting cases coming his way. Until a fateful client walks into his office.

Year of publication: 2019
Dimensions: 13 x 20 cm
No. of pages: 492

About the Book

The successful third crime novel in the popular series by Tadej Golob, with its familiar characters that develop from one book to the next, climbed to the top of the bestseller list in the first week after publication and has since also been reprinted. Tadej Golob is not only a master of the genre but also an excellent stylist who has received numerous literary awards, including the prestigious Kresnik Award for best novel of the year.

TV series were made based on this book which were filmed by Slovenia’s national public broadcasting organisation Radio Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia).

Tadej Golob (foto: Boštjan Pucelj)

Tadej Golob

Tadej Golob (b. 1967) is a unique Slovene author with a thematically broad range of works. In 2010 he won the Kresnik Award for best novel with his debut Svinjske nogice (Pig’s Feet). He is one of the authors of Z Everesta (From Everest, 2000), where he describes Davo Karničar’s ski descent from the highest mountain in the world, one he has also summited himself. He began his career in sports journalism but later became well-known for his interviews with famous Slovenes, which paved the way for several biographies (among them that of professional basketball player Goran Dragić). His 2013 novel Ali boma ye! describes the story of an amateur boxer facing the last fight of his career and an offer he can’t refuse. More recently, his series of crime novels featuring Inspector Taras Birsa, starting with the novel Jezero (The Lake), has become one of the most successful book series in Slovene. Each new volume tops the sales and library charts, and the bestselling novels have also been adapted for television, further popularising home-grown crime fiction in Slovenia. Through his unique approach to writing and a sensitivity for what readers enjoy, Golob has proved that Slovene literature can also reach a mass readership.