Murder in the Central Committee

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Serpent's Tail Limited, 1999 - Fiction - 203 pages
4 Reviews

“Montalbán writes with authority and compassion—a le Carré-like sorrow.”—Publishers Weekly

The lights go out during a meeting of the Central Committee of the Spanish Communist Party; Fernando Garrido, the general secretary, has been murdered. Pepe Carvalho, who has worked for both the party and the CIA, is well-suited to track down Garrido’s murderer. This, the best-known title in the Pepe Carvalho series, features everything that is wonderful about the books: sex, politics and a most vivid sense of Spain.

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Review: Murder In The Central Committee (Pepe Carvalho #5)

User Review  - Dave Johnson - Goodreads

The era of Central Committees and powerful Communist parties (and powerful labour movements)seems so distant but Montalban managed to convey this vanished period while overlaying it with a tightly plotted thriller. I enjoyed it a lot. Read full review

Review: Murder In The Central Committee (Pepe Carvalho #5)

User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

Quite a while ago I'd read a couple of this author's books and really enjoyed them. So I decided to get through the rest. The books tell the tale of Pepe Carvahlo, a food loving, loose living private ... Read full review

About the author (1999)

\Manuel Vázquez Montalbán was born in Barcelona in 1939. He was a journalist, novelist and creator of Pepe Carvalho, a fast-living, gourmet private detective. Montalbán 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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