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The Ambivalent Corpse

The Ambivalent Corpse

Author(s): Jerold Last

Location(s): Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay

Genre(s): Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Era(s): The present

In the first novel in the Roger and Suzanne mystery series, private detective Roger Bowman and his girlfriend scientist Suzanne Foster find themselves traveling through Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina to solve a baffling and grotesque murder case. Parts...

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The Case of Lisandra P.

The Case of Lisandra P.

Author(s): Helene Gremillon

Location(s): Argentina

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Later 20th Century

Buenos Aires, 1987. When a beautiful young woman named Lisandra is found dead at the foot of a six-story building, her husband, a psychoanalyst, is immediately arrested for her murder. Convinced of Vittorio’s innocence, one of his patients, Eva...

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The Disappeared

The Disappeared

Author(s): Gloria Whelan

Location(s): Argentina

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1970s

Silvia’s brother, Eduardo, has Disappeared, and she won’t stop fighting until she finds him. Norberto, the general’s son, is just foolish enough to help. He’ll fall in love with her, and then he’ll ask his father to set Eduardo...

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The Dutch Wife

The Dutch Wife

Author(s): Ellen Keith

Location(s): Argentina, Germany, Netherlands

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1940s and 1970s

Amsterdam, May 1943. As the tulips bloom and the Nazis tighten their grip across the city, the last signs of Dutch resistance are being swept away. Marijke de Graaf and her husband are arrested and deported to different concentration...

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The Harder They Fall

The Harder They Fall

Author(s): Budd Schulberg

Location(s): Argentina

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 20th century

Budd Schulberg’s celebrated novel of the prize ring has lost none of its power since its first publication more than fifty years ago. Crowded with unforgettable characters, it is a relentless expose of the fight racket. A modern Samson...

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The Honorary Consul

The Honorary Consul

Author(s): Graham Greene

Location(s): Argentina

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 20th century

Charley Fortnum is the ‘Honorary Consul’, a whisky-sodden figure of dubious authority taken by a group of rebels. As Eduardo Plarr, a local doctor, negotiates with revolutionaries and the authorities for Fortnum’s release, the corruption of both becomes evident....

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The Islands

The Islands

Author(s): Carlos Gamerro

Location(s): Buenos Aires

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 1990s

Buenos Aires, 1992. Hacker Felipe Felix is summoned to the vertiginous twin towers of magnate Fausto Tamerlan and charged with finding the witnesses to a very public crime. Rejecting the mission is not an option. After a decade spent...

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The Ministry of Special Cases

The Ministry of Special Cases

Author(s): Nathan Englander

Location(s): Buenos Aires

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): 1970s

Kaddish Poznan chips the names off gravestones for a living, removing traces of disreputable ancestors for their more respectable kin. His wife Lillian works in insurance, earning money when people live longer than they fear. As Argentina’s Dirty War...

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The Seven Madmen

The Seven Madmen

Author(s): Roberto Arlt

Location(s): Buenos Aires

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1920s

Remo Erdosain’s Buenos Aires is a dim, seething, paranoid hive of hustlers and whores, scoundrels and madmen, and Erdosain feels his soul is as polluted as anything in this dingy city. Possessed by the directionlessness of the society around...

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The Story of the Night

The Story of the Night

Author(s): Colm Tóibín

Location(s): Argentina

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1980s

Richard Garay lives alone with his mother, hiding his sexuality from her and from those around him. Stifled by a job he despises, he finds himself willing to take considerable risks. Set in Argentina in a time of great...

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