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Leninov park

Lenin Park

“Why would someone shoot an elderly homeless woman?”
“Some people don’t like tramps.”
“Such as?”
“Have you not seen the anti-refugee posters, Inspector? And what’s the difference between a refugee and a homeless person?”

Rights sold: UK, North Macedonia, Italy, Ukraine, Czech Republic

Dimensions: 13 x 20 cm
Year of publication: 2018
No. of pages: 477

About the Book

The body of a woman is discovered in a small park in the centre of Ljubljana. She has been shot in the head. A day later a man dies in the same way in another part of town. Are the murders linked? Ljubljana is sweltering in a heat wave, a new government is being set up in Slovenia after recent elections, and even without this, police inspector Taras Birsa is having enough troubles of his own.

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.