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Murder in the Central Committee (Paperback)

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Description


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, crème 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


Born in Barcelona in 1939, poet, playwright, essayist, and novelist Manuel Vázquez Montalbán was one of Spain’s greatest writers. A well-known gourmand, he also wrote often about food. He is best known for his crime series featuring Pepe Carvalho, which won him international acclaim and numerous awards, including the Planeta Prize and the International Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. He died in 2003 in Hong Kong, on his way home to Barcelona.

Patrick Camiller has translated Che Guevera’s African diaries and, from the Romanian, Norman Manea’s The Black Envelope.

Praise for Murder in the Central Committee…


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

Product Details ISBN-10: 1612190367
ISBN-13: 9781612190365
Published: Melville International Crime, 02/14/2012
Pages: 224
Language: English