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A Quiet Flame

A Quiet Flame

Author(s): Philip Kerr

Location(s): Berlin, Buenos Aires

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): 1930s, 1950s

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The action switches largely between Berlin in 1932 – and Bernie’s last abandoned case as a police officer when the mutilated body of a spastic teenage girl is discovered – and Buenos Aires in 1950 where he is invited...

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7 Ways to Kill a Cat

7 Ways to Kill a Cat

Author(s): Matías Néspolo

Location(s): Buenos Aires

Genre(s): Crime, Fiction

Era(s): 2001

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Set in a shanty-town on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, this fine first novel focuses on Gringo and Chueco, both 20, who live in an eternal present of hustling for food, sex, alcohol and drugs. Neither future nor past...

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A Crack in the Wall

A Crack in the Wall

Author(s): Claudio Pinero

Location(s): Buenos Aires

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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Pablo Sim’s life is a mess. His career as an architect is at a dead-end: reduced to designing soulless office buildings desecrating the heart of Buenos Aires. His marriage seems to be one endless argument with his wife over...

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Burke in the Land of Silver

Burke in the Land of Silver

Author(s): Tom Williams

Location(s): Argentina

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 19th Century

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In 1806 the British invaded in Buenos Aires. What were they doing there? Who was the British spy involved in the plot? And what happened afterwards? ‘Burke in the Land of Silver’ is based on the adventures of real-life...

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Far South

Far South

Author(s): David Enrique Spellman

Location(s): Argentina, Italy

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Modern

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Gerardo Fischer is missing. Can you help?Theater director Gerardo Fischer has vanished from the Argentinian artists’ colony where he was rehearsing a pioneering new work. No note. No warning. No trace.His colleagues are frightened for him, so they call...

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Living La Vida Loca

Living La Vida Loca

Author(s): Belinda Jones

Location(s): Buenos Aires, Havana, Seville

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Modern

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Carmen has been feeling the need to break free for Too Darn Long. So when her equally frustrated friend Beth suggests the ultimate escape – dancing their way through a series of scorchingly-hot countries – she can’t resist! There’s...

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Meet Me Under the Ombu Tree

Meet Me Under the Ombu Tree

Author(s): Santa Montefiore

Location(s): Argentina

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Modern

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Sofia Solanas grew up on a magnificent ranch in the middle of the Argentine pampa, amid the grand traditions of the Argentine nobility and the mysticism of the native gauchos. Spoilt, wilful, resourceful and proud, she is loved by...

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Perfect Hatred

Perfect Hatred

Author(s): Leighton Gage

Location(s): Argentina, Curitiba, Sao Paulo

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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Chief Inspector Mario Silva and his team have a heavy work load with several high-profile cases. First, a suicide bombing that was apparently the work of a militant Islamist group. Then, a gubernatorial candidate is assassinated in broad daylight...

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Smokescreen

Smokescreen

Author(s): Khaled Talib

Location(s): Argentina, Australia, Indonesia, Israel, Singapore

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Present

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The Plot to Assassinate the Israeli Prime Minister At an ancient café in Cairo, two veteran spies plot a covert mission to resolve — once and for all — the Israeli – Palestinian conflict. The pledge: Israel will make...

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The Argentina Reader

The Argentina Reader

Author(s): Gabriela Nouzeilles, Graciela Montaldo

Location(s): Argentina

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): Various

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Excessively European, refreshingly European, not as European as it looks, struggling to overcome a delusion that it is European. Argentina – in all its complexity – has often been obscured by variations of the “like Europe and not like...

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