Blackout: An Inspector Espinosa Mystery
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Blackout: An Inspector Espinosa Mystery

by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
     
 

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A Rio de Janeiro Thriller

With no witnesses and no weapon, it seems like the case of the one-legged homeless man found lying in a cul-de-sac on São João Hill, shot through the heart, will remain unsolved. But Chief Inspector Espinosa can't shake thoughts of the hapless victim--who would target a penniless man who posed no physical

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A Rio de Janeiro Thriller

With no witnesses and no weapon, it seems like the case of the one-legged homeless man found lying in a cul-de-sac on São João Hill, shot through the heart, will remain unsolved. But Chief Inspector Espinosa can't shake thoughts of the hapless victim--who would target a penniless man who posed no physical threat? Focusing his incisive mind and his usual unhurried inquiry on a group of wealthy guests who dined at a nearby mansion on the rainy night of the murder, Espinosa interrogates his way into the lives of his suspects, exposing lies, cover-ups—and another murder.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“If Gabriel García Márquez wrote crime fiction, he might create a detective like Inspector Espinosa.” —The Baltimore Sun

“This is entertainment of a high order, sly and smart, giving away nothing until the final pages.” —The Washington Post Book World on A Window in Copacabana

“Engrossing and captivating . . . This policeman, with his existential sensibility, his exotic beat, and his literary merid, seems poised to join the ranks of the great modern international fictional cops.” —San Francisco Chronicle on The Silence of the Rain

“Pleasurably addictive . . . One of those tricky mind games you can never be sure you've really solved.” —The New York Times Book Review on Pursuit

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312428860
Publisher:
Picador
Publication date:
06/23/2009
Series:
Inspector Espinosa Mysteries Series, #6
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)

Meet the Author

LUIZ ALFREDO GARCIA-ROZA, a distinguished academic, is a bestselling novelist who lives in Rio de Janeiro. The Espinosa mysteries have been translated into five languages. This is the sixth book in the series.

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