Following my previos post 10 Spanish Crime Novels in Disguise I’ve come up with the following list by Spanish-American writers that may well fall within this category (in chronological order):
- El tunel (1948) de Ernesto Sábato (The Tunnel)
- Triste, solitario y final (1973) by Osvaldo Soriano (Sad, lonely and final)
- Crónica de una muerte anunciada (1981) by Gabriel García Márquez (Chronicle of a Death Foretold)
- Luna caliente (1983) by Mempo Gardielli (Hot Moon)
- La pesquisa (1994) by Juan José Saer (Inquiry)
- Plata quemada (1997) by Ricardo Piglia (Money to Burn)
- Los destectives salvajes (1998) by Roberto Bolaño (The Savage Detectives)
- La fiesta del chivo (2000) by Mario Vargas Llosa (The Feast of the Goat)
- El vuelo de la reina (2002) by Tomás Eloy Martínez (The Flight of the Queen)
- El enigma de París (2007) by Pablo de Santis (The Paris Enigma)
My idea is to read, mainly re-read them all in due course looking for those crime fiction elements, if any. Stay tuned.
Comments are welcome.