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Serpent's Tail, 2008 - Fiction - 232 pages
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Pepe 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'.

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Tattoo is a mystery novel, skirting the edge of noir yet not as edgy as one would expect in that particular genre. Although Montalbán is known to be one inspiration for Andrea Camilleri's Inspector ... Read full review

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User Review  - Peppuzzo - LibraryThing

A man looks at a woman, and she says yer or no. Or the other way round. The rest is culture. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

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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