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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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The Secret in their Eyes

The Secret in their Eyes

Author(s): Eduardo Sacheri

Location(s): Buenos Aires

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Second half 20th Century

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The novel that became the Oscar-winning film. Benjamín Chaparro is a retired detective still obsessed by the brutal, decades-old rape and murder of a young married woman in her own bedroom. While attempting to write a book about the...

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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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The Buenos Aires Quintet

The Buenos Aires Quintet

Author(s): Manuel Vázquez Montalbán

Location(s): Buenos Aires

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): Modern

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When Pepe Carvalho’s uncle asks him to find his son, in Buenos Aires, Pepe is reluctant. All he knows about Argentina is the tango and Maradona, and he has no desire to find out more. But family is family...

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The Tango Singer

The Tango Singer

Author(s): Tomas Eloy Martinez

Location(s): Buenos Aires

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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American student Bruno is on his research trip to Buenos Aires and he becomes steadily obsessed with tracking down an elusive and enigmatic tango singer, whose voice has never been recorded, yet apparently transcends the beauty of the tango...

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Twelve Minutes of Love

Twelve Minutes of Love

Author(s): Kapka Kassabova

Location(s): Argentina, Buenos Aires, Scotland

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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Kapka Kassabova first set foot in a tango studio ten years ago and, from that moment, she was hooked. With the beat of tango driving her on and the music filling her head, she’s danced across the world, from...

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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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A Storm hits Valparaiso

A Storm hits Valparaiso

Author(s): David Gaughran

Location(s): Buenos Aires, Lima, Mendoza

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Early 19th Century

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In 1810, José de San Martín deserts the Spanish Army and returns home to Buenos Aires to lead a bloody revolt against his former masters. Struggling with an increasing dependence on opiates, San Martín forms a secret army of...

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The Buenos Aires Broken Hearts Club

The Buenos Aires Broken Hearts Club

Author(s): Jessica Morrison

Location(s): Buenos Aires

Genre(s): Romance

Era(s): Modern

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28-year-old Cassie Moore has always played it safe, living life according to a meticulously organized Master Plan. But when she loses her Perfect Job and finds her fiancé in bed with his ex on the same day, it’s clear...

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