Betty Boo

Betty Boo

Book - 2016
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When a renowned Buenos Aires industrialist is found dead at his home in an exclusive gated community called La Maravillosa, the novelist Nurit Iscar (once nicknamed Betty Boo owing to a resemblance to the cartoon character Betty Boop) is contracted by a former lover, the editor of a national newspaper, to cover the story. Nurit teams up with the paper's veteran, but now demoted, crime reporter. Soon they realize that they are falling in love, which complicates matters deliciously. The murder is no random crime but one in a series that goes to the heart of the establishment. Five members of the Argentine industrial and political elite, who all went to the same boarding-school, have died in apparently innocent circumstances. The Maravillosa murder is just the last in the series and those in power in Argentina are not about to allow all this brought to light. Too much is at stake.
Publisher: London : Bitter Lemon Press, 2016
ISBN: 9781908524553
1908524553
Branch Call Number: FIC MYS
Characteristics: 315 pages ; 20 cm

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Sep 11, 2017

The blurb on the cover, from Kirkus Reviews, calls Claudia Piñeiro 'the Argentine Patricia Highsmith'. Bang on. Set in Buenos Aires, this psychological suspense novel has all the right ingredients: a set of characters, all flawed but mostly personable, a body in the first couple of pages, a murderer or murderers stalking a couple. Or is it the gated community they lived in? Or is it something else? Held my interest to the end, couldn't put it down.

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