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Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Biography

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Carlos Ruiz Zafón is the author of eight novels, including the international phenomenon THE SHADOW OF THE WIND, and THE ANGEL'S GAME. His work has been published in more than 40 different languages, and honoured with numerous international awards. He divides his time between Barcelona, Spain, and Los Angeles, California.

Books by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

by Carlos Ruiz Zafón - Fiction, Gothic, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery, Young Adult 12+

Fifteen-year-old Oscar Drai meets the strange Marina while he's exploring an old quarter of Barcelona. She leads him to a cemetery, where they watch a macabre ritual that occurs on the last Sunday of each month. At exactly 10:00 in the morning, a woman descends from her carriage to place a single rose on an unmarked grave. When Oscar and Marina decide to follow her, they begin a journey that transports them to a forgotten postwar Barcelona and reveals a dark secret that lies waiting in the mysterious labyrinth beneath the city streets.

by Carlos Ruiz Zafón - Young Adult 12+

When 14-year-old Irene Sauvelle moves with her family to Cape House on the coast of Normandy, she's immediately taken by the beauty. There, she meets a local boy named Ishmael, and the two soon fall in love. But a dark mystery is about to unfold, involving a reclusive toymaker who lives in a gigantic mansion filled with mechanical beings and shadows of the past.

by Carlos Ruiz Zafón - Fantasy, Fiction, Horror

On the eve of Ben and Sheere’s 16th birthday, the mysterious terror that threatened their lives years ago when they were only newborns resurfaces with a malignant intensity --- and this time, it may be impossible to escape.

by Carlos Ruiz Zafón - Horror

Max Carver's family moves from their home in the city to a small coastal village, where his father believes they will be safe from the growing threat of the Second World War. But from the minute they cross the threshold, strange things begin to happen. As Max, his new friend Roland, and his sister Alicia attempt to unravel the mystery that haunts the town, they encounter a terrifying evil that threatens their lives.

Carlos Ruiz Zafón, translated by Lucia Graves - Fiction

Barcelona, 1945 --- A great world city lies shrouded in secrets after the war, and a boy mourning the loss of his mother finds solace in his love for an extraordinary book called THE SHADOW OF THE WIND. But he soon realizes that this book is as dangerous to own as it is impossible to forget --- for the mystery of its author's identity holds the key to a secret that someone will go to any lengths to protect.