A Shortcut to Paradise

A Shortcut to Paradise

3.39 (61 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

A writer is murdered at the Ritz on the night she wins an important literary prize, battered to death with the trophy she has just won. A satire of the Catalan literary scene dressed up as a hilarious murder mystery
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Product details

  • Paperback | 235 pages
  • 125 x 195 x 22.86mm | 276.69g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Translation
  • 1904738559
  • 9781904738558
  • 606,773

Review quote

'Teresa Solana's second novel, makes you laugh so much the tears soon start to roll. Solana shoots from the hip: against the guardians of culture; against endogamy in universities; against journalists and the press; against conceited critics and writers. Nobody is spared. The writer is pitiless when handing out brickbats, but also generous with reminiscences and memory. The bloodhound Lluis Arquer, who helps the detective twins, is in homage to the detective by the same name created by Jaume Fuster. The reconstruction of the crime scene takes us back to Agatha Christie and Hercule Poirot.A" El Pais
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About Teresa Solana

Teresa Solana lives in Barcelona. She was born there in 1962, studied philosophy at the University of Barcelona and worked as a literary translator and essayist. She has written several novels kept quietly in her drawer. Her first published novel, A Not So Perfect Crime, won the 2007 Brigada 21 Prize for the best crime novel written in Catalan.
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Rating details

61 ratings
3.39 out of 5 stars
5 11% (7)
4 31% (19)
3 44% (27)
2 11% (7)
1 2% (1)
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