Miloš Urban

She Came from the Sea

Přišla z moře
Přišla z moře
Argo, 2013, 296 pp
Language: Czech
Genre: Crime/Detective

One day a mysterious, beautiful girl dressed only in a swimsuit appears on the beach in a little southern English town. She is frozen stiff, does not recognize anybody and does not respond to anybody. The local press turns this into a silly season scoop. A young trainee journalist from Prague on attachment in England is to write a report on the girl. When he arrives in the police cell the girl seems to recognize him, but as it turns out, this may place his life in jeopardy.


“With Scandanavian novels being in vogue, the detective genre in the Czech Republic has undergone a renaissance after many lean years, and we’re beginning to discover authors who can at least match the global average. This can also be said about Urban’s contribution: She Came from the Sea is a novel written by a fairly steady hand, it is sufficiently engaging and at the same time believable.”

—Pavel Mandys, Hospodářské noviny

Selected published translations (1)

Llegó del mar Spanish

Language: Czech
Title: Přišla z moře
Place: Praha
Publisher: Argo
Year: 2013
Pages: 296
Genre: Crime/Detective