By Teresa Solana
Marina Dolç, media determine and author of bestsellers, is murdered in on the Ritz in Barcelona at the evening she wins an incredible 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 want all their wit and talents of improvisation to unravel this example of truncated literary lives.
As in A now not So ideal Crime, Teresa Solana combines humor and roman noir in a severe portrait of latest society, therefore with writers because the protagonists. The homicide path ends up in the main not likely locations in hilarious scenes valuable of Tom Sharpe, even if within the sausage-making city of Vic, the packed cells of the infamous Modelo legal, or a literary occasion the place 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 now not So ideal Crime, her first released name, received the 2007 Brigada 21 Prize for the simplest Catalan secret novel.
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She picked a cigarette out of a french enamel case, lit it with a pocket lighter, dropped case and lighter back into the bag and left the bag open. " "My God, let's not start quarreling again. I've been trying to get you on the phone all morning. " Her face tightened sharply. Her voice was soft. "Poor Owen," she said. 's man took me down to Lido. He thought I might know something about it. But he knew much more than I did. " She puffed silently at her cigarette and considered me with steady black eyes.
I'm not so crazy about that right now. I can believe that whatever you know about all this is under glass, or there would be a flock of Johns squeaking sole leather around this dump. You haven't got anything to sell. My guess is you need a little protection yourself. " It was a good guess, but I wasn't going to let him know it. I lit a cigarette and blew the match out and flicked it at the glass eye of the totem pole. "You're right," I said. "If anything has happened to Geiger, I'll have to give what I have to the law.
Uh-huh. A guy you just passed in the street. You wouldn't know him again. " Brody yawned. "It dropped out of his pocket," he leered. "Uh-huh. " "Sure. I was right here. Agnes was with me. " "I'm beginning to feel sorry for you again," I said. His eyes flicked wide and his mouth hung loose, the cigarette balanced on his lower lip. "You think you're smart and you're so goddamned dumb," I told him. " His cigarette jerked and dropped ash on his vest. "Thinking about how smart you are," I said. "Take the air," he growled suddenly.
A Shortcut to Paradise (Borja & Eduard, Book 2) by Teresa Solana