Croatian vacation: sun, sea, beaches and murder! Yes, murder! That's what Austrian writer Eva Gründel thought when she published the novel ''Killing heat – Croatian crime story''. It doesn't matter if it's about a sandy beach in Split, the Dubrovnik Old City, Zadar or Kornati – her novel takes place along the Croatian coast and her main characther Elena Martell is, like the author, a tour guide. She's on a Dalmatian tour, listening to the crickets, enjoying the Dingač wine and the boat slowly rocking on the waves and she is also on the trace of a murder: a dead body is floating in the pool reserved for tuna breeding.
While many guides, promo books or monographies about Croatia are created daily, Eva Gründel goes one step further and uses her vacations for inspiration.
Her thrillers take place in the famous tourist destinations. The author was born in Vienna and currently lives in Sicily. In 2014 she has published ‚‘Killing time – English crime story‘‘ and this year the new edition of ‚‘Killing coast – Sicilian crime story‘‘ was published.