By Teresa Solana
One other day in Barcelona, one other slimy politician's spouse is suspected of infidelity. Lluis Font discovers a portrait of his spouse in an exhibition that leads him to finish he's being cuckolded by way of the artist. involved merely concerning the capability political fallout, he hires twins Eduard and Pep, deepest detectives with a meant knack for supporting the rich with their "dirty laundry." Their workplace is embellished with fake doorways resulting in nonexistent inner most rooms, a mysterious secretary who's continually away, and a damaged notebook computer picked up in the street. The case turns gruesome while Font's spouse is located poisoned by means of a marron glacé from a field of chocolates added anonymously.
This is a deftly plotted, bitingly humorous secret novel. A satire of Catalan politics and a desirable perception into the lifestyles and behavior of Barcelona's population, diurnal and nocturnal.
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Try as he might Horton couldn’t prevent his thoughts turning to his own house just outside Petersfield. He’d always hoped to return to it but he guessed that the letter burning a hole in his pocket would put paid to that. Cantelli joined him. ‘Last Friday has a ring around it on her calendar and the initials SWFS, otherwise nothing. ’ Still it was always worth having a nose around to get the feel of a place. And this place, with the exception of the garden, said, ‘tired’. pmd 37 14/11/2005, 18:15 38 P AULINE R OWSON back to see Mrs Thurlow heading towards them.
We can start now. ’ Cantelli shrugged. pmd 46 14/11/2005, 18:15 T IDE OF D EATH 47 Cantelli laughed. ‘She knows her stuff and she can hold her own. I’ve seen Uckfield try to brow beat her without the slightest effect and you know what he can be like when he gets into his stride. ’ The corridor back into the main part of the hospital smelt of cabbage and disinfectant but even that was better than the formaldehyde of the mortuary. ‘I suppose she’s got used to holding her own; it’s still predominantly a man’s world, or so Kate Somerfield keeps telling me.
Or was it a crime of hatred? Horton’s fingers curled around the envelope in his pocket. Could he have done that to Colin Jarrett? Was hatred enough? It often was, but in his case certainly not enough to take someone’s life. He said, ‘Why kill him on the beach? ’ And why, Horton thought, lay him out like that? That was bugging him. ’ ‘Doubt it, that would mean leaving her precious fuchsias. ’ Cantelli was right but it was early days yet and useless to hypothesize until they had an ID; the DNA and fingerprints on the comb might give them that.
A Not so Perfect Crime (Borja & Eduard, Book 1) by Teresa Solana