The work The Lamb Sacrifice, published by Algaida Editores, can now be purchased in bookstores and in electronic book format
Fernando Gómez Recio awarded the III Edition of the National Police Novel Award
§ The award, which is sponsored by the Unicaja Foundation, is endowed with a cash bag of 10,000 euros for the winner, in addition to a statuette delivered by the Spanish Police Foundation, the institution in charge of managing the call.
14-December-2020.- The General Directorate of the Police has just announced the name of the winner of the III edition of the National Police Novel Prize, an award that aims to combine police reality with literary fiction, all of this to provide the winning novels with a mark that guarantees their professional quality. The winner of this edition has turned out to be Fernando Gómez Recio, a novelist born in Valladolid but living in Burgos, the city where he works as a prosecutor for prison surveillance and coordinator of jury trials, although it is his deep love of writing, and more specifically, to the police literature, thematic of the announcement of the award, which has led him to win the award.
The award, which is sponsored by the Unicaja Foundation, is endowed with a cash bag of 10,000 euros for the winner, as well as a statuette that the Spanish Police Foundation, the institution in charge of managing the call, delivers to the author.
The sacrifice of the lamb
The winning work, The Lamb Sacrifice, is the second novel by the author, who has numerous legal publications to his credit that endorse him as a benchmark for the judiciary. The appearance of a corpse in a park, the second in a week, marks the beginning of a fast-paced work that will compromise the life of the protagonist and his sentimental relationship, all in an exquisitely documented legal environment that will captivate the reader.
It should be noted that the award was created with the intention of providing police literature with a more professional point of view, which is why a jury has been formed that marks a balance between literary quality and police experience, on an ex aequo condition. As for the components of the police field, the commissioner and writer Luis Esteban, José Manuel Pérez, and the chief inspector Carlos Sánchez, we must add three internationally renowned literary figures: Julia Navarro, Jerónimo Tristante and Luis del Val.
It should be noted that the ruling was not easy due to the high quality of the 58 novels submitted to the competition, as well as the conditions of this edition, marked by the pandemic.
Published by Algaida Editores, the novel can now be purchased in bookstores and in its electronic book form, on the official page that the publisher offers to the reader.