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The Angst-Ridden Executive (1977)

by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán

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Series: Pepe Carvalho (3)

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Another Pepe Carvalho mystery, and an opportunity to get to know the detective and his world better. This was a more complex book than the first one I read, as the killing of said executive and the disappearance of another (both of whom Carvalho knew from his past) lead Carvalho into an exploration of a group of friends who differed in their reaction to the Franco era and its aftermath. More good food, and again a little more violence and a little less fun than in the Camilleri mysteries whose detective is named after Montalbán. However, I like the insight into politics Montalbán provides, and I'll continue to read this series.
  rebeccanyc | Apr 4, 2014 |
Another little slice of life from Montalban. His detective fiction is certainly an acquired taste - and it helps if you have a gourmet's palatte to really appreciate the subtlety on offer here. Once more our book-burning detective is thrust into a mysterious case, with a cover-up, a twist, a betrayal and an uncertain conclusion all laying in wait for him. ( )
  soylentgreen23 | Dec 28, 2006 |
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Er hatte kurz angebunden auf einem Fensterplatz bestanden, und die Angestellte der Western Airlines starrte leicht verwundert auf seinen Ausweis.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 185242740X, Paperback)

Antonio Jauma, an old acquaintance, desperately wants to get in touch with Pepe Carvalho, but dies before he manages to do so. Jauma's widow has good reason to believe that her husband's death is not what it seems. And who better to investigate than Pepe Carvalho, a private eye with a CIA past and contacts with the Communist Party?

Manuel Vazquez Montalban lives in Barcelona, Spain where he was born in 1939. He is a journalist, novelist and creator of Pepe Carvalho, a fast-living, gourmet private dectective. who also stars in Murder in the Central Committee, An Olympic Death, Offside and Southern Seas.

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"Antonio Jauma, an old acquaintance, dies desperately wanting to get in touch with Pepe Carvalho. When Jauma's body is found, the police see it as an open and shut case, and put it down to a pimp getting his own back. Jauma's widow has good reason to believe that her husband's death is not what it seems. And who better to investigate than Carvalho, a private eye with a CIA past and contacts with the Communist Party? His search for the truth - via lobster thermidor, duck ragout and chilled orujo - unearths a far more sinister motive for the murder of this high-flying businessman as he delves into the dangerous world of industrial spying."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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