A LOCAL author has penned a series of crime novels based in the Costa del Sol.

The Varigo Series includes 20 novels starring the world’s first healer/sleauth, Jesus el Curandero.

Author S H Villa is inspired by real events. The stories centre on a Spanish village, and are based around Spanish customs and history.

The characters and stories develop across the series, and author recommends reading them in order to get the full experience.