Books The Whispering City by Sara Moliner Hardcover, 405 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $25.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Whispering CityAuthorSara Moliner Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary A thriller set against a backdrop of the height of Franco fascism in mid-19th-century Barcelona finds eager young journalist Ana Martí Noguer shadowing Inspector Isidro Castro throughout the investigation into the murder of a wealthy socialite. Genres: Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Whispering City Review Book Reviews Barcelona's Women Make 'The Whispering City' Shine November 29, 2015 Two academics from Germany, writing as Sara Moliner, have recreated a sepia-toned 1950s Barcelona in this new mystery novel. Critic Bethanne Patrick says City's strength is in its variety of women.