Dog Day

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Europa editions, 2006 - Fiction - 311 pages
18 Reviews
A mongrel dog named Freaky, the corpse of a man with a seemingly endless list of aliases, and a handful of tips from an anonymous woman caller. With these elements hard-nosed Inspector Petra Delicado and her sentimental sidekick, Fermin Garzon, begin an investigation into big-money dog smuggling. Their best leads come from the most unlikely sources: a ruggedly handsome vet; a blond bombshell who trains guard dogs; an eccentric university professor; and a haughty dog groomer. At times, these two world-wise detectives are at a loss, but Delicado and Garzon are not the sort of cops that rely on hunches. They methodically pursue their investigation, drawing the reader into a complex and sordid story in which passions and profits turn men into beasts and animals into victims. Dog Day is set in a Barcelona that few visitors to the city will ever see, a Barcelona that lurks beneath the surface of one of Europe's most dazzling cities. A broken heart, a new monstrosity, and another dead body accompany every step through this demimonde.

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Review: Dog Day (Petra Delicado Mysteries #2)

User Review  - Ari - Goodreads

I did not like this very much. Not much of a crime novel. Even though the writer has won some literary prices. Surprisingly also the "best Spanish female writer" one year... perhaps it was not an ... Read full review

Review: Dog Day (Petra Delicado Mysteries #2)

User Review  - Gary - Goodreads

I'm enjoying the The Petra Delicado mystery series for the unique voice of the heroine and the Barcelona locale (though there could be more local color). This was the favorite of the three books I've read by Gimenez Bartlett (Death Rites and Prime Time Suspect). Read full review

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Alicia Gimenez-Bartlett was born in Almansa (Spain) in 1951. In 1997, she was awarded the Feminino Lumen prize for the best female writer in Spain. She subsequently launched her Petra Delicado series, which quickly turned her into one of Spain's most popular and loved crime writers.

Cesar Aira (b. 1949) was born in Coronel Pringles, Argentina, in 1949. He has published more than seventy books of fiction and essays.

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