"'[The Buenos Aires Quintet is] one of the finest works in this series... Montalban's characters have a gloriously eccentric glow... The reader is sucked into this sordid world through the remarkable energy of the writing and the bewildering cast of bizarre inhabitants' Adam Feinstein, TLS 'Montalban does for Barcelona what Chandler did for Los Angeles - he exposes the criminal power relationships beneath the facade of democracy' Guardian 'A thriller worthy of the name: a taut, intelligent tour de force set in the shadowy minefield of post-Franco Spanish politics' Julie Burchill (on Murder in the Central Committee) 'I cannot wait for other Pepe Carvalho titles to be published here' New Statesman"
About the Author
Manuel Vázquez Montalbán was born in Barcelona in 1939. He was a journalist, novelist and creator of Pepe Carvalho, a fast-living, gourmet private detective. Montalbán won both the Raymond Chandler Prize and the French Grand Prix of Detective Fiction for his thrillers, which are translated into all major languages. He died in October 2003.