Michael Lynes: Isaac Alvarez Mysteries
Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 11:30-12:30
Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 3, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Session No: 245
In 15th century Seville, the Spanish Inquisition’s grip on Andalucia tightens, along with its determination to execute heretics, like Isaac Alvarez, who practise Judaism in secret. Queen Isabella supports the Catholic church when it accuses the Jewish community of ritual killings – the ‘blood libel’ – as friends and relatives are arrested and set against each other. Now Isaac must try to save a friend, falsely accused of murder , by tracking down the real killer… As the mystery deepens, can Isaac and his family survive the consequences?
Michael Lynes writes historical fiction set in 16th century Andalusia. He won a prize for his debut, Blood Libel, at the 2020 Emirates Lit Fest. He continued the Isaac Alvarez Mysteries series with his second novel, The Heretic’s Daughter, in 2022. He is now hard at work writing the third instalment, The Red Citadel, to be published in early 2023. Michael is the founding convenor of the Gulf Chapter of the Crime Writers’ Association. He is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors, the Historical Novel Society and an alumnus of the Faber Academy. Originally from London, he lives in Dubai with his family.
This session is moderated by Rehan Khan
As you plan your day at the Festival, please take into consideration that it takes between 30-60 mins to commute between the Intercontinental, Festival City and Mohammed Bin Rashid Library.