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A Samba for Sherlock

Doyle, Arthur Conan \ Soares, Jo

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ISBN 10: 0375400656 / ISBN 13: 9780375400650
Editorial: Pantheon, NY, 1997
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Librería: Mystery Cove Book Shop (Hulls Cove, ME, Estados Unidos de America)

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Fine in fine Dust Jacket. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. "Special Preview Edition" with fold-out dust jacket. The theft of a stradivarius violin brings Sherlock Holmes to Rio in 1886. Translated from the Portuguese. N° de ref. de la librería 101328

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Título: A Samba for Sherlock

Editorial: Pantheon, NY

Año de publicación: 1997

Encuadernación: hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: First Edition.

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Sinopsis:

Set in Rio de Janeiro in 1886, this internationally acclaimed literary thriller begins with the theft of a Stradivarius violin that has been presented by His Majesty the Emperor of Brazil to one of his more delectable mistresses--a harmless crime in itself but one that mystifies the authorities and (far more important) embarrasses the Emperor. At the suggestion of Sarah Bernhardt, who is on a triumphant tour through South America, the great Sherlock Holmes is summoned from London to solve the case. But by the time he arrives, events have taken a turn for the worse, as a series of grisly murders shocks the city--the victims all beautiful young women. In each case, the killer leaves his calling card: a violin string entangled in the woman's pubic hair, the corpse stripped of a flap of skin.

Holmes (and Dr. Watson, of course) are immediately off on the track of the killer, but although Sherlock succeeds in coining the term "serial killer," his celebrated powers of deduction don't get him very far with the case itself: overcome by the charm of the tropics, some spectacular digestive difficulties, and the strong appeal of a pretty young actress--at thirty-two, he's not exactly a sexual virtuoso--Sherlock finds himself in a thicker fog than he ever encountered back home in London.

And in dark counterpoint to Holmes's questionable ratiocinations and the novel's brilliantly re-created texture of nineteenth-century literary, social, and low-life Rio, is the chilling yet hypnotic voice of the killer himself, a monster of intelligence, evil, and ever-spreading fame. . . .

A Samba for Sherlock is the work of a mind of encyclopedic knowledge, caustic wit, brilliant style, and, above all, a formidable ability to entertain.

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International Praise for Jô Soares and A Samba for Sherlock

From Brazil
"Full of suspense and humor, the story transports us to the Rio of the Belle Epoque. If Soares is remarkably strong in the crime scenes, he's also deliciously agreeable in his reconstruction of places and people. His straightforward text brings to the book both depth and unpretentiousness."
--Folha de Sao Paulo

From France
"Without a doubt, one of the most charming and entertaining books of the year...Real suspense, lots of fun, and elegance, even at its most macabre."
--Le Point

From Italy
"Written with irresistible humor and remarkable control, this novel introduces a writer to be reckoned with."
---L'Espresso

From Germany
"That I had initially suspected many innocent people is a credit to the imagination and diabolical intelligence of the true killer, but even more to Soares's masterfully presented story. This is a brilliant novelistic debut."
--Lesart Journal für Literatur

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