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ˆLa ‰briscola in cinque by Marco Malvaldi
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ˆLa ‰briscola in cinque (original 2007; edition 2010)

by Marco Malvaldi

Series: Bar Lume (1)

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Title:ˆLa ‰briscola in cinque
Authors:Marco Malvaldi
Info:Palermo, Sellerio, 2010
Collections:Biblioteca centro
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Game for Five by Marco Malvaldi (2007)

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This story has all the elements established by Agatha Christie. An inexplicable murder in a small town where everyone knows a bit of secrets. A Greek Chorus of pensioners who provide bits of those secrets. An amateur detective ( a bar owner) who uses his little grey cells, puts the clues together and figures out who did it. I did not see it coming. I want more! ( )
  mstruck | Aug 12, 2014 |
La briscola è il primo romanzo (racconto lungo?) datato 2007 di Malvaldi, un giallo discreto che scivola via facile tra qualche battuta felice e un linguaggio che qua e là sconta un eccesso di leziosità che dovrebbe divertire ma alla lunga infastidisce. Forse da riprovare col secondo. ( )
  gfonte | Mar 15, 2014 |
Esile, nonostante il "barrista" simpatico e l'accento toscano e poi il colpevole si capisce più o meno a metà libro. ( )
  mati | Feb 5, 2014 |
Recensione su: http://wp.me/p3X6aw-5q ( )
  Saretta.L | Mar 31, 2013 |
Divertentissimo e scritto veramente bene. Due ore di relax assicurate. ( )
  Angela.Me | Jul 28, 2012 |
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At the Bar Lume, in a small coastal resort near Livorno, between shots of espresso and hands of cards, four old-timers and Massimo, the barman, wile away the time chatting, arguing, and theorizing about the murder of a young woman in their town. The girl's body was found in a dumpster bin on the edge of town. The victim's now notoriously licentious lifestyle has everyone thinking that her death had something to do with the world of drug trafficking and dangerous sex that she inhabited. The prime suspects in the case are two of the girl's nightlife associates. But out of love of gossip and just to pass the time, the group of old friends at the Bar Lume begin to pull the case to pieces, forcing the Barman Massimo into the role of amateur sleuth. Here is a victory for pensioners! The four old-timers analyze the crime and the suspects, contextualizing both, and in the process put a comic spin on their often narrow-minded neighbors. From this "investigation," in Malvadi's lively and colorful prose, emerges a fascinating picture of life in a small town that, for all its faults, stubbornly resists the devastation of mindless.… (more)

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