Lo que tarda en morir un idiota

Lo que tarda en morir un idiota

by Jose Manuel Aguilar
     
 

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Lo que tarda en morir un idiota. (How Long It Takes an Idiot To Die) Aguilar, J. M. Spain/U.S.: Suma de letras: Santillana. 2009. 345p. ISBN 978-84-8365-081-3. pap. $22.99. SUSPENSE Manuel Artacho, a forensic psychologist, is contacted to help interpret the personality of a brutal and atypical killer whose evil actions lack an apparent motive. As he unravels the mystery of the assassin’s persona, Artacho himself confronts danger, and experiences firsthand physical and psychological pain. Detailed descriptions of dehumanizing, violent acts provoke feelings of fear, and the investigation reveals the powerful world of criminal gangs, such as Mara Salvatrucha (a.k.a. MS-13), whose activities include drug smuggling, arms and human trafficking, home invasions, and contract killings. To keep a semblance of “normal” quotidian life, Artacho enthusiastically shows his love for gastronomy, as he shares with the reader different recipes and dishes. Aguilar’s background (he’s a psychologist by training) is evident as he demonstrates through his characters his understanding of human conduct. This debut noir thriller includes all the ingredients of hardboiled crime fiction and will surely rank high within the genre. Recommended for public and academic libraries, and for aficionados of detective narrative.—Liliana Wendorff, Univ. of North Carolina at Pembroke

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788483650813
Publisher:
Suma
Publication date:
10/15/2009
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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