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Southwesterly Wind: An Inspector Espinosa Mystery (Inspector Espinosa Mysteries #3) (Paperback)

Southwesterly Wind: An Inspector Espinosa Mystery (Inspector Espinosa Mysteries #3) By Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza, Benjamin Moser (Translated by) Cover Image
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A Rio de Janeiro Thriller

Chief of the Copacabana precinct Espinosa is more than happy to interrupt his paperwork when a terrified young man arrives at the station with a bizarre story. A psychic has predicted that he would commit a murder, it seems, and the prediction has become fact in the young man's mind. As the weather changes and the southwesterly wind—always a sign of dramatic change—starts up, what at first seems like paranoia becomes brutal reality. Two violent murders occur, and their only link is the lonely, clever man who had sought Espinosa out a few days earlier for help.

In Southwesterly Wind, the third in this atmospheric, erotic series featuring the inimitable Inspector Espinosa, Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza once again "breathes fresh air into the crime novel genre." (Los Angeles Times)

About the Author

Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza is a bestselling novelist who lives in Rio de Janeiro. His Inspector Espinosa mysteries—The Silence of the Rain, December Heat, Southwesterly Wind, A Window in Copacabana, Pursuit, and Blackout—have been translated into six languages and are available in paperback from Picador.

Praise For…

“Fascinating...seductive.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Beautifully sad and seductive.” —Chicago Tribune

“Beguiling and ingenious.” —Kirkus Reviews

“One of the pleasures of reading Garcia-Roza derives from watching how he thwarts our narrative experiences. Throughout Southwesterly Wind, he shuffles and reshuffles a limited deck of secondary characters to assemble startling patterns. [A] wry and poetic voice.” —Maureen Corrigan, Newsday

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312424541
ISBN-10: 031242454X
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: January 1st, 2005
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Inspector Espinosa Mysteries