A Small Death in Lisbon is a murder mystery story based mostly in Portugal and alternating between modern day and WWII. It is a light and quick read that mostly follows a traditional thriller crime plot. You follow the investigation of a murder by two Lisbon detectives on the fringes of their peer group. There are plenty of twists and turns to keep things interesting as a crime story. But it will be particularly interesting to those who have visited or are visiting Lisbon with all its references to the city and its neighborhoods, foods and customs. Also, the WWII sub story shines an interesting light on Portugal during that time and as a crucial supplier of tungsten to both the British and Nazi war efforts.
It is a worthwhile accompaniment to your trip to Portugal, especially Lisbon.