Who Killed Palomino Molero? by Mario Vargas Llosa

By Mario Vargas Llosa

This glorious detective novel is decided in Peru within the Fifties. close to an Air strength base within the northern desolate tract, a tender airman is located murdered. Lieutenant Silva and Officer Lituma examine. missing a squad motor vehicle, they must cajole an area cabbie into taking them to the scene of the crime. Their superiors are detached; the commanding officer of the air base stands of their manner; yet Silva and Lituma are made up our minds to discover the truth.

Who Killed Palomino Molero?, an interesting and brilliantly plotted secret, takes up one in all Vargas Llosa's attribute issues: the melancholy at how not easy it truly is to be a good guy in a corrupt society.

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Didn’t know what was on those tapes, he said, and the jury believed it. Knew a lot more about the axes, apparently. They looked old enough, the silver long gone to tarnish. People used to tell me I shouldn’t keep them over my bed. Old Uncle Richter sends a big enough earthquake, they could decapitate me. I yawned. Didn’t feel like earthquake weather. The next thing I knew the TV had decided it was already tomorrow. I disagreed by clicking it off and nodding back to sleep. 54 n R I C H A R D C A H I L L Chapter Four The phone rang while I was still in bed.

Izzy snorted at his own joke. ” “Oh. ” Izzy’s grin disappeared, and suddenly he wasn’t looking me in the eye. Easy for him, since he was at least five inches taller than me. “Can’t cover that one for you. Comes with heat like August in Yuma. ” “PDs will do it. ” “Okay, Izzy, I’ll be straight with you. I don’t know anything about this homicide. ” “Mostly it’s about the victim. ” “What? The mayor? Donnelly? ” “They probably all had a shot at her, but let’s face it, she turns up dead, they’re probably breathing a sigh of relief.

Hey, pay the tuition, huh? ” Get set for a semester of creepy looks. Wonder how long the school would let my son attend if my income dropped to zero? Not long enough to graduate, I imagined. Since public school wouldn’t have him back, he could end up being the most expensively educated dropout in the state. The smell of cat crap grew stronger when I opened the bathroom door, but I didn’t locate the offending pile until I was almost waving a bit of it under my nose. The evil little mammal had gone to the trouble of climbing up on the cabinet and shitting all over my toiletries.

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