By Teresa Solana
Marina Dolç, media determine and author of bestsellers, is murdered in on the Ritz in Barcelona at the evening she wins a big literary prize. The killer has battered her to dying with the trophy she has simply gained. The detective twins Borja and Eduard are plunged into the murky waters of the bookish Barcelona scene and wish all their wit and abilities of improvisation to unravel this situation of truncated literary lives.
As in A now not So excellent Crime, Teresa Solana combines humor and roman noir in a severe portrait of up to date society, for that reason with writers because the protagonists. The homicide path ends up in the main not likely locations in hilarious scenes beneficial of Tom Sharpe, no matter if within the sausage-making city of Vic, the packed cells of the infamous Modelo criminal, or a literary social gathering the place site visitors get excessive on loaded canapés.
Teresa Solana lives in Barcelona. Born in 1962, she studied philosophy and labored as a literary translator and essayist. She has written numerous novels stored quietly in her drawer. A no longer So excellent Crime, her first released name, gained the 2007 Brigada 21 Prize for the simplest Catalan secret novel.
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Right now,” Mason told him. “Have a heart, Perry. I can’t—“ “I don’t care what you have to pay,” Mason said, “I want them. I’m mixed into something that bothers me personally and professionally and I want those women. Probably your receptionist knows some of the girls who are working here in the building who can get away for half an hour or so. Send an operative down to the restaurant. Pick up some of the girls who are having a coffee break. Send someone over to the parking lot. Pick out young women who have parked their cars.
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