POCRIF is a research project financed by the Ministerio de Economía i Competitividad / Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Spain (Research Project FFI2013-45101-P); its aim is the study of the postcolonial crime novel’s treatment of the most important social issues of our day including migration, poverty, marginalisation, discrimination, injustice and the use and misuse and significance of place and space.