An olympic death

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Serpent's Tail, 1992 - History - 207 pages
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As Barcelona prepares for the Olympics, the city is turned over to make way for new roads, new stadia and the giant prawns of Mariscal.Pepe Carvalho-who remembers the good old days when a hammer was always to be found with a sickle-is forced to work for Olympic entrepreneurs whose only game plan is to make a fast buck. Montalbán's grizzled hero cruises the backstreets of the Barcelona dream, finding dead bodies and broken socialist promises. The new vamped-up Olympic City is contrasted with its seedier side, whilst Pepe contemplates middle age and ever changing values.

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Review: An Olympic Death (Pepe Carvalho #16)

User Review  - Nikki Jefford - Goodreads

I read this book for research - Spellbound #3 is set in Barcelona - but ended up enjoying this far beyond research. The humor alone is worth 5 stars. The observations into the human condition and ... Read full review

Review: An Olympic Death (Pepe Carvalho #16)

User Review  - Dave Johnson - Goodreads

Interesting context about pre-Olympic Barcelona with old city being replaced by massive new building projects. Enjoyable but not one of my favourite Montalbans. Read full review


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