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Blackout: An Inspector Espinosa Mystery (Inspector Espinosa Mysteries #6) (Paperback)

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A Rio de Janeiro Thriller

With no witnesses and no weapon, it seems like the case of the one-legged homeless man found lying in a cul-de-sac on São João Hill, shot through the heart, will remain unsolved. But Chief Inspector Espinosa can't shake thoughts of the hapless victim--who would target a penniless man who posed no physical threat? Focusing his incisive mind and his usual unhurried inquiry on a group of wealthy guests who dined at a nearby mansion on the rainy night of the murder, Espinosa interrogates his way into the lives of his suspects, exposing lies, cover-ups—and another murder.

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…

“If Gabriel García Márquez wrote crime fiction, he might create a detective like Inspector Espinosa.” —The Baltimore Sun

“This is entertainment of a high order, sly and smart, giving away nothing until the final pages.” —The Washington Post Book World on A Window in Copacabana

“Engrossing and captivating . . . This policeman, with his existential sensibility, his exotic beat, and his literary merid, seems poised to join the ranks of the great modern international fictional cops.” —San Francisco Chronicle on The Silence of the Rain

“Pleasurably addictive . . . One of those tricky mind games you can never be sure you've really solved.” —The New York Times Book Review on Pursuit

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312428860
ISBN-10: 0312428863
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: June 23rd, 2009
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Inspector Espinosa Mysteries