Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Death Going Down by Maria Angelica Bosco

Death Going Down
by Maria Angelica Bosco
translated by Lucy Greaves

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Published: 2017
Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Argentina
Paperback: 160
Rating: 4

First sentence(s):
The car pulled up in front of an apartment building on one side of the first blocks of Calle Santa Fe, where the street opens out to the view across the wide Plaza San Martin

In the early hours of the morning, a woman is found in the elevator of a plush apartment block on Santa Fe Road, Buenos Aires. She's young, gorgeous and dead. With this opening image starts one of the greatest crime novels ever written in Argentina. A woman has been murdered and it is immediately apparent that all the suspects have secrets to hide.

Death Going Down contains all the ingredients of a classic detective novel, and is set during the aftermath of World War II, when many immigrants were making their way to Argentina, some of them with dark pasts in Europe to hide...

My two-bits:

The past catches up with the present and causes this quick mystery read. It is told with different detecting perspectives. So, did not connect with the main detective.


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