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Southwesterly Wind

An Inspector Espinosa Mystery

Inspector Espinosa Mysteries (Volume 3)

Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza; Translated by Benjamin Moser

Picador

Chief of the Copacabana precinct, Espinosa is more than happy to interrupt his paperwork when a terrified young man arrives at the station with a bizarre story. A psychic has predicted that he would commit a murder, or so it seems, and the prediction has now become fact in the young man's mind. As the weather changes and the southwesterly wind—always a sign of dramatic change—starts up, what at first seems like paranoia becomes brutal reality. Two violent murders occur, and their only link is the lonely man who had sought out Espinosa a few days earlier for help.

In Southwesterly Wind, the third in this atmospheric and erotic series featuring the inimitable Inspector Espinosa, Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza once again "breathes fresh air into the crime novel genre" (Los Angeles Times).

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At four in the afternoon, the little neighborhood restaurant was empty. The only waiter, toward the back, divided his attention between a pile of plates in front of him and the television perched in the corner of the room. Eyes glued to the screen, he took a plate, sprayed some alcohol on it, wiped it off, and stacked it on another pile next to the first one. He did it unhurriedly, at the pace of the TV movie. Once he was done, he separated the plates into two perfectly equal piles; the movement forced him to tear his eyes away from the screen. Then he moved on to the silverware. He took the
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"Fascinating...seductive." --The New York Times Book Review
"Beautifully sad and seductive."--Chicago Tribune
"Beguiling and ingenious."--Kirkus Reviews
"One of the pleasures of reading Garcia-Roza derives from watching how he thwarts our narrative experiences. Throughout Southwesterly Wind, he shuffles and reshuffles a limited deck of secondary characters to assemble startling patterns. [A] wry and poetic voice." --Maureen Corrigan, Newsday

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