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Andina: The Heart of Peruvian Food

Andina: The Heart of Peruvian Food

Author(s): Martin Morales

Location(s): Peru

Genre(s): Gastro

Era(s): Modern

Andina is the cuisine of the Andes of Peru. Welcome to one of the most contemporary yet ancient cuisines in the world. Featuring over 110 delicious and unfussy recipes accompanied by fascinating stories, dazzling photography and beautiful paintings, Andina...

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Chasing Che: A Motorcycle Journey in Search of the Guevara Legend

Chasing Che: A Motorcycle Journey in Search of the Guevara Legend

Author(s): Patrick Symmes

Location(s): Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): 1952 and early 1990's

In 1952 Ernesto Guevara and a friend took a motorcycle journey across the back roads of South America. During that journey Ernesto transformed into Che Guevara. About 40 years later Patrick Symmes followed the same route, for the most...

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Death in the Andes

Death in the Andes

Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa

Location(s): Peru

Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery

Era(s): 20th Century

In an isolated community in the Peruvian Andes, a series of mysterious disappearances has occurred. Army corporal Lituma and his deputy Tomás believe the Shining Path guerrillas are responsible, but the townspeople have their own ideas about the forces...

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Leopold’s Assassin

Leopold’s Assassin

Author(s): J R Rogers

Location(s): Brussels, Dinard, Guyana, Lima, Paris, Recife, St Malo

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Suspense

Era(s): 1902

1902 – It is a cold and rainy Saturday morning the 15th of November in Brussels, Belgium. Gennaro Cataldo, an Italian anarchist, has traveled incognito to Brussels from London and Paris. In the Belgian capital he plans to assassinate...

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Love and the Goddess

Love and the Goddess

Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Coen

Location(s): Brazil, Galway, Peru

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Modern

When cookery teacher Kate Canavan’s perfect life falls apart she moves to Galway City. Kate’s friend James urges her to love and nurture herself, but mischievous Ella persuades her to dust off her unused dating skills. So Kate explores...

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The Bridge of San Luis Rey

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Author(s): Thornton Wilder

Location(s): Peru

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1714

An ancient bridge collapses over a gorge in Peru, hurling five people into the abyss. It seems a meaningless human tragedy. But one witness, a Franciscan monk, believes the deaths might not be as random as they appear. Convinced...

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The Neighbourhood

The Neighbourhood

Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa

Location(s): Lima

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1990s

From the Nobel Laureate comes a politically charged detective novel weaving through the underbelly of Peruvian privilege. In the 1990s, during the turbulent and deeply corrupt years of Alberto Fujimori’s presidency, two wealthy couples of Lima’s high society become...

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The Surreal Killer

The Surreal Killer

Author(s): Jerold Last

Location(s): Chile, Peru

Genre(s): Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Era(s): The present

The Surreal Killer is leaving a trail of dead women across Chile, Peru, and Bolivia. The victims all seem to have been murdered in exactly the same way. There may be a link to a small group of scientists...

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The Time of the Hero

The Time of the Hero

Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa

Location(s): Lima

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Mid 20th Century

Spanish novels of recent decades. In the author’s native Peru, this powerful social satire so outraged the authorities that a thousand copies were publicly burned. The novel is set in Leoncio Prado Military Academy in Lima, where a group...

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To the Last City

To the Last City

Author(s): Colin Thubron

Location(s): Peru

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 2000s

To the Last City is set deep in the Peruvian Andes, where five ill-prepared travellers – men and women with different values, temperaments and motives – find themselves trekking through one of the most exacting and beautiful regions on...

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