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Tattoo by Manuel Vazquez Montalban
Book DescriptionPepe Carvalho, ex-cop, ex-marxist and constant gourmet, is working as a private detective in Barcelona, when a body is pulled out of the sea, its face so badly destroyed that the only way of identifying it is through a tattoo that says: 'Born to raise hell in hell'. A local hairdresser hires Carvalho to find out who the man is. Meanwhile, the Barcelona police make a connection between the murder and local drug dealers and prostitutes, and they begin raiding bars and brothels. A lead on the identity of the murdered man brings Carvalho to Amsterdam, where he gets entangled with a drug gang. As the pace accelerates, Carvalho realises that this is no straightforward John Doe case.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846686672
(197mm x 130mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Manuel Vazquez Montalban
Off Side, Paperback / softback (July 2012)
Translation of: El delantero centro fue asesinado al atardecer
Buenos Aires Quintet, Paperback / softback (March 2012)
"First published as Quinteto de Buenos Aires by Editorial Planeta, S.A., Barcelona, 1997"--T.p. verso.
Murder in the Central Committee, Paperback / softback (February 2012)View all books by Manuel Vazquez Montalban
Translation of: Asesinato en el Comitae Central.
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Author Biography - Manuel Vazquez Montalban
Manuel Vazquez Montalban was born in Barcelona in 1939. He was a journalist, novelist and creator of Pepe Carvalho, a fast-living, gourmet private detective. Montalban 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.
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