From international bestselling author Richard Zimler comes a new psychological thriller: THE NIGHT WATCHMAN.

Detective Henrique Monroe of the Lisbon Police Department is not your usual cop. Eccentric, elliptical—and stunningly observant—his peculiar behavior at crime scenes is legendary. His colleagues put up with it because Monroe is undeniably the best of the best. But he harbors a secret; a victim of childhood abuse, he suffers from multiple personality disorder. And when he’s called to investigate the brutal slaying of a well-connected Portuguese businessman, it’s not just the murder case that unravels.

As Monroe delves into a torrid world of political corruption and sexual violence, the details of the case trigger memories he has traveled far, and worked hard, to hide. When Monroe’s behavior becomes ever more upsetting and inappropriate than usual, even his family starts to fear for the man they thought they knew.

THE NIGHT WATCHMAN is a uniquely moving feat of storytelling that reveals the damaging repercussions of abuse, and offers a startling look at the underbelly of Zimler’s adopted home.


Richard Zimler was born in New York and has lived in Portugal for the past 30 years. His award-winning novels have been bestsellers in a dozen countries, beginning with THE LAST KABBALIST OF LISBON, which has sold over 400,000 copies worldwide.  He is a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times Book Review.