?A suitable requiem for a character and his writer? Guardian ?A crime fiction bonanza? The Herald ?The most metaphysical gumshoe on the streets? the plot is as concerned with exploring capitalism?s malignancy as it is with corpses and femmes fatales? The Times ?This is nothing less than world-class crime fiction? Big Issue in the North ?An inventive and sexy writer? Warmly recommended? Irish Independent ?Montalb?n is a writer who is caustic about the powerful and tender towards the oppressed? Times Literary Supplement
About the Author
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.