Who Killed Palomino Molero? by Mario Vargas LLosa

Palomino Molero I understand how difficult it is to find some South American writers (crime fiction) translated for participants in Dorte´s Global Reading Challenge.

May I suggest Who Killed Palomino Molero? by Mario Vargas Llosa?

Here is what the blurb states:  “This wonderful detective novel is set in Peru in the 1950s. Near an Air Force base in the northern desert, a young airman is found murdered. Lieutenant Silva and Officer Lituma investigate. Lacking a squad car, they have to cajole a local cabbie into taking them to the scene of the crime. Their superiors are indifferent; the commanding officer of the air base stands in their way; but Silva and Lituma are determined to uncover the truth.
Who Killed Palomino Molero, an entertaining and brilliantly plotted mystery, takes up one of Vargas Llosa’s characteristic themes: the despair at how hard it is to be an honest man in a corrupt society

Who Killed Palomino Molero? was first published in April 1986 by Seix Barral. 192 pages. ISBN: 84-322-0542-7. I read it back in June 1986, reason why I could not use it for this Challenge.

See comments by Bob Corbett here

Mario Vargas Llosa personal website



3 thoughts on “Who Killed Palomino Molero? by Mario Vargas LLosa”

  1. >Este no lo he léido. Tomo en cuenta tu sugerencia.También visité recientemente una expo dedicada al escritor. Me encantó. Muestran sus objetos personales, cartas y etc.La expo está en el Palacio de Iturbide. También un palacio lindo.En lo personal me gusta mucho Vargas-Llosa. Es muy divertido.Recibe un abrazo.

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