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Who Killed Palomino Molero?
Who Killed Palomino Molero
Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
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 o...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780020225706
ISBN-10: 0020225709
Publication Date: 5/1988
Pages: 151
Edition: Reprint
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3.5 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Collier Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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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 Llosas characteristic themes: the despair at how hard it is to be an honest man in a corrupt society.
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This was better than the last book of his that I read (In Praise of the Stepmother). It begins with a description of a rather gruesome murder, escalates to the sexual encounters and fantasies of the local gendarme, and it's downhill from there, except that he retains some mystery to the killing.
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good mystery


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