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New tales of mystery and crime from Latin America

Author: Amelia S Simpson
Publisher: Rutherford : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With this volume, readers can enjoy some of the best mystery and crime fiction from Latin America, as Latin Americans have long been devotees of British whodunits as well as North American hard-boiled tales. Here, translated from the Spanish and Portuguese, are eight stories from those countries where the most significant work in mystery and crime fiction in Latin America originates--Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, and
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Translations
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New tales of mystery and crime from Latin America.
Rutherford : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©1992
(OCoLC)643884124
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amelia S Simpson
ISBN: 0838634532 9780838634530
OCLC Number: 24214491
Description: 161 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The Crazy Woman and the Story of the Crime / Ricardo Piglia --
Hierarchy / Eduardo Goligorsky --
Doctor and Doctoring / Luis Arturo Ramos --
Monday's Heads / Ignacio De Loyola Brandao --
Deposition / Paulo Rangel --
Mandrake / Rubem Fonseca --
The South Bay Crime / Glauco Rodrigues Correa --
The Man under the Ceiba Tree / Arnaldo Correa.
Responsibility: edited and translated by Amelia Simpson.

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This anthology gives the reader an opportunity to sample some of the latest examples of the mystery genre from Latin America.  Read more...

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