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Southern Seas By Manuel Vazquez Montalban

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The body of Stuart Pedrell, a powerful businessman, is found in a Barcelona suburb. He had disappeared on his way to Polynesia in search of the visionary spirit of Paul Gauguin. Who better to find the killer of a dead dreamer than Pepe Carvalho, overweight bon viveur and ex-communist?

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Southern Seas by Manuel Vazquez Montalban

The body of Stuart Pedrell, a powerful businessman, is found in a Barcelona suburb. He had disappeared on his way to Polynesia in search of the visionary spirit of Paul Gauguin. Who better to find the killer of a dead dreamer than Pepe Carvalho, overweight bon viveur and ex-communist? The trail for Pedrell?s killer unearths a world of disillusioned lefties, graphic sex and nouvelle cuisine - major ingredients of post-Franco Spain. A tautly-written mystery with an unforgettable - and highly unusual - protagonist.

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Southern Seas Reviews


?Pepe Carvalho is a phlegmatic investigator. His greatest concern is with his stomach, but when not pursuing delicacies, he can unravel the most tangled of mysteries? Sunday Times
Montalb?n writes with authority and compassion - a Le Carr?-like sorrow * Publishers *
Weekly 'Montalb?n is a writer who is caustic about the powerful and tender towards the oppressed * TLS *

About Manuel Vazquez Montalban


Manuel Vazquez Montalban was born in Barcelona in 1939. He was a journalist, novelist and creator of Pepe Carvalho, a fast-living, gourmet private detective. Montalban won both the Raymond Chandler Prize and the French Grand Prix of Detective Fiction for his thrillers, which are translated into all major languages. He died in October 2003.

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GOR001375052
Southern Seas by Manuel Vazquez Montalban
Manuel Vazquez Montalban
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Profile Books Ltd
1999-06-15
224
1852427000
9781852427009
N/A
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