Murder in the Central Committee (Paperback)

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At a meeting of the central committee of Spain's Communist Party, in a room both locked and guarded, general secretary Fernando Garrido is stabbed to death. But the Party refuses to believe it was an inside job.
They turn to former member Pepe Carvalho. But he's soon out of his depth in unfamiliar Madrid, where he spends nearly as much time investigating the chorizo, lamb-kidneys, and tripe, and the uninspiring selection of wine on offer, as he does murder.
With time out for his signature book burning (Engels's "The Housing Question"), cooking (shellfish risotto), and an ill-advised bajativo (cognac, creme de menthe) inspired romp with Gladys, Pepe Carvalho leads a wry and cynical tour through the labyrinth of post-Fascist Spanish politics amid violent jostling for power.

About the Author

Montalban is a journalist, novelist and creator of Pepe Carvalho, a fast-living, gourmet private detective.

Andrea Reiter is a Research Fellow at the School of Modern Languages, Univeristy of Southampton, UK.

Praise For…

“A sharp wit and a knowing eye.”
Sunday Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9781612190365
ISBN-10: 1612190367
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Publication Date: February 14th, 2012
Pages: 203
Language: English
Series: Pepe Carvalho Mysteries