Clockwise counting 55/50: Manuel Vazquez Montalban
- Southern Seas
Time to catch up with my reviews. I will post a few in a row, so sorry if I occupy too much of the page. Will try to keep them brief.
This is one of the earlier in Montalban's series about private investigator Pepe Carvalho. The setting is Barcelona soon after Franco and the case is a rich widow hiring Pepe to find out the reason for her husband's death. Montalban is an excellent writer and one of the pioneers of Mediterranean Noir. To my surprise, this novel is included in 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
. I thought The Buenos Aires Quintet
but the same author was slightly better but Southern Seas
is also an excellent read.