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Murder Delayed Hardcover – April 1, 2006
"Neverworld Wake" by Marisha Pessl
Read the absorbing new psychological suspense thriller from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Marisha Pessl. Pre-order today
From Publishers Weekly
Prolific British author Jeffries's latest Inspector Alvarez mystery offers the usual pleasures—subtle innuendo, bittersweet commentaries on the vagaries of life and flavorful descriptions of the island of Mallorca. Enrique Alvarez, harried, as always, by his infuriating boss, Chief Salas, has been handed one of the biggest challenges of his career. A computer expert named Faber has absconded with half a million pounds from England and apparently blended in with the hordes of tourists in the Llueso area. Alvarez's job: find Faber. The subsequent investigation narrows his quarry down to one of three suspects. But which one is Faber? It's up to Alvarez to find out in a hurry. Perhaps more than anyone since the late Georges Simenon, Jeffries (A Sunny Disappearance) has a special talent for reminding us in an understated, unpretentious way why a detective novel can be an ideal prism through which to view humankind with its myriad quirks and foibles. (May)
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The British police are hot on the trail of Michael Faber, who bilked his company of 499,000 and fled the country. Rumor has it that Faber is holed up on the idyllic isle of Majorca, so the British authorities ask their Majorcan colleagues to try to find the wily embezzler. The case lands on the desk of laconic inspector Enrique Alvarez, whose boss wants the case closed immediately, if not sooner. Alvarez would prefer to put his feet up on his desk, drink a bit of cognac, and have a snooze, but he figures he'd better look like he is working. Unfortunately, finding the nondescript Faber among the hundreds of British tourists and expats on Majorca proves no easy task. A romantic fling, some unexpected revelations, dashed hopes, hard lessons, a come-hither woman, a murder, and several bottles of cognac later, Alvarez is finally able to return to his desk and put his feet up. Fans of the Majorcan inspector will be happy to do the same as they sink into another installment of this always-entertaining series. Emily Melton
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