Murder In The Central Committee by Manuel VAzquez MontalbAnMurder In The Central Committee by Manuel VAzquez MontalbAn

Murder In The Central Committee

byManuel VAzquez MontalbAnTranslated byPatrick Camiller

Paperback | February 14, 2012

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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, 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.
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 Priz...
Title:Murder In The Central CommitteeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 8.18 × 5.44 × 0.58 inShipping dimensions:8.18 × 5.44 × 0.58 inPublished:February 14, 2012Publisher:Melville HouseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1612190367

ISBN - 13:9781612190365


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“A sharp wit and a knowing eye.”
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