In the early hours of the morning, a woman is found in the elevator of a plush apartment block on Santa Fe Road, Buenos Aires. She's young, gorgeous and dead. With this opening image starts one of the greatest crime novels ever written in Argentina. A woman has been murdered and it is immediately apparent that all the suspects have secrets to hide.
Death Going Down contains all the ingredients of a classic detective novel, and is set during the aftermath of World War II, when many immigrants were making their way to Argentina, some of them with dark pasts in Europe to hide...
About the Author
María Angélica Bosco (Buenos Aires 1917 -2006) was an Argentinian writer and translator, who received numerous prizes and awards. Her first novel was La muerte baja en el ascensor, which won the Emecé Novel Award in 1954. She was known as the Argentinian Agatha Christie, for her dedication to detective fiction, and yet this is her first title be be translated into English.
" This is a fine example of translated fiction newly brought to the attention of English-speaking readers." — Cindy Pauldine, Bookseller, in Shelf Awareness
"Those who find the form engaging will discover plenty to enjoy here." — Crime Review
"Clever and intense." — Sunday Times Crime Club
"One of the best Argentinean detective novels of the twentieth century" — MDZ Magazine