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by Nick Caistor,Alicia Gimenez-Bartlett

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ISBN:
1933372311
Author:
Nick Caistor,Alicia Gimenez-Bartlett
Category:
Mystery
Language:
English
Publisher:
Europa Editions (June 1, 2007)
Pages:
299 pages
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Prime Time Suspect book. Alicia Giménez-Bartlett's Prime Time Suspect is a murder mystery set in Barcelona, with police inspector Petra Delicado.

Prime Time Suspect book. This is part of a series, some of which has been translated into English. She and her police partner go into the sordid world of celebrities and tabloids in Barcelona and Madrid. I liked it a lot, as there is great interplay between the two characters, ruminating on solitude, marriage, and relationships while investigating.

Giménez Bartlett, Alicia; Caistor, Nicholas. A Petra Delicado mystery"-Cover. 299 p. ; 22 cm. Boxid. Canon EOS 5D Mark II. City.

A detested television journalist who specialized in muckraking has been murdered, and it looks like the work of a professional killer. When the detectives who began the investigation are reassigned to another celebrity murder, the case is handed to Inspector Petra Delicado and Sergeant Fermin Garzón.

Prime Time Suspect (Petra Delicado Mysteries, No. 2) by Alicia . Barcelona police Inspector Petra Delicado and paunchy, fifty-something Sgt. Fermin Garzón prove to be one of the more engaging sleuth.

Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Fermin Garzón prove to be one of the more engaging sleuth teams to debut in a long time. Rosemary Herbert, The Washington Post.

2000) (The third book in the Petra Delicado series) A novel by Alicia Giménez-Bartlett. A detested television journalist specializing in muckraking has been murdered

Book in the Petra Delicado Series). Petra Delicado SeriesAlicia Giménez Bartlett. Deep down I really have no feelings," Inspector Petra Delicado confesses to her sidekick Sergeant Fermin Garzón

Book in the Petra Delicado Series). by Alicia Giménez Bartlett. Alicia Giménez Bartlett. Deep down I really have no feelings," Inspector Petra Delicado confesses to her sidekick Sergeant Fermin Garzón. Most of the time Petra is erupting with violent feelings - outraged worry for the underdog and furious resentment of the greed and selfishness of the rich and famous. Knowing the characters

Alicia Gimaenez Bartlett; Nick Caistor.

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Alicia Giménez Bartlett. A detested television journalist specializing in muckraking has been murdered

Alicia Giménez Bartlett. A detested television journalist specializing in muckraking has been murdered.

Nick Caistor (born 15 July 1946) is a British translator and journalist . Alicia Gimenez-Bartlett, Prime Time Suspect.

Nick Caistor (born 15 July 1946) is a British translator and journalist, best known for his translations of Spanish and Portuguese literature. He is a past winner of the Valle-Inclán Prize for translation. He is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4, the BBC World Service, The Times Literary Supplement, and The Guardian As translator. Martin Kohan, Seconds Out. Martin Kohan, School For Patriots. Pedro Mairal, The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra.

GimÉnez-Bartlett, Alicia 1951-PERSONAL:Born 1951, in Almansa . I Love a Mystery Newsletter contributor Maddy Van Hergbruggen added: "Petra is a completely unique character.

GimÉnez-Bartlett, Alicia 1951-PERSONAL:Born 1951, in Almansa, Spain. ADDRESSES:Home-Barcelona, Spain. CAREER:Worked as a Spanish literature teacher before becoming a full-time writer. AWARDS, HONORS:Feminino Lumen prize, 1997, for best female writer in Spain. WRITINGS:NOVELSExit, Seix Barral (Barcelona, Spain), 1984. Source for information on Giménez-Bartlett, Alicia 1951-: Contemporary Authors dictionary.

Book Four in the Petra Delicado series. In this new installment in the Petra Delicado series, Alicia Giménez-Bartlett proves once more why she was named the best female writer in Spain, and gives further evidence for the success of this series both in her native country and abroad.A detested television journalist who specialized in muckraking has been murdered, and it looks like the work of a professional killer. When the detectives who began the investigation are reassigned to another celebrity murder, the case is handed to Inspector Petra Delicado and Sergeant Fermin Garzón. But the two murders may be more closely linked than they seem, and before long Delicado and Garzón find themselves drawn into the world of show business and high society, where public and private lives meet in an explosive and deadly mix and belligerent celebrities can sometimes get away with murder.Hardnosed Inspector Delicado and sentimental Sergeant Garzón prove themselves to be as endearing as ever as they shuttle between Barcelona and Madrid on the trail of the hit man and his employer, with their personal lives becoming more entangled with every airport and hotel bar. As the heat, the body count, and the frequent flyer miles all increase, the Inspector and her sidekick will have to remind themselves that work and pleasure just don't mix.
  • Debeme
"Deep down I really have no feelings," Inspector Petra Delicado confesses to her sidekick Sergeant Fermin Garzón. But the reader knows just how much to credit that. Most of the time Petra is erupting with violent feelings - outraged worry for the underdog and furious resentment of the greed and selfishness of the rich and famous.

I strongly suggest reading Death Rites and Dog Day before this book. Knowing the characters, you'll be more tolerant of the incredibly complex plot of Prime Time Suspect and its almost unbelievable proliferation of casualties. You can just sit back and enjoy the wildly colorful speech and irreverent attitudes of Inspector Delicado.

This case takes Petra and Fermin back and forth between Barcelona and Madrid investigating the murder of a TV journalist who specialized in digging up damaging secrets among celebrities. He's destroyed many lives, and lots of people are rejoicing at his death. So at least there are plenty of suspects.

Then another murder is added to the mix, and another, and another. The search for a solution becomes almost impossible.

A world built on image, beauty and celebrity is certain to disgust Petra Delicado. Added to that she has to deal with a family crisis: her sister Amanda is being dumped by her husband. So be prepared to find the Inspector very cross and tired. But then, that's when Petra is the most fun for a reader.
  • nailer
She has written 2 books both are great reads
  • Asher
This was procedural but most of the procedure involved flying back and forth between cities and eating. This is a intricate but bare plot over which is dropped lots and lots of character development - mostly about the female protagonist. Catching the killer(s) seemed almost like afterthoughts and happened almost without any real trouble. When confronted the killers just confessed.
There was a strange 'Deus ex machina' moment when, in order to make a find-able killer, the author had a professional assassin give his home telephone number to potential clients and then keep the murder weapon. Really poor.
There were a few vocabulary mistakes in the translation; the one I remember best is where 'enervating' is used in describing the hyper response after drinking lots of coffee and is obviously taken to mean ' making someone excitable' when it really means the opposite. Sprinkle a few syntactical mistakes in for good luck.
  • Anayanis
Barcelona police inspector Petra Delicado's confession about shoelaces epitomizes the many paradoxes in her life. A fiercely independent career woman who is also sarcastic and sometimes melancholy, she refuses to tolerate clichés about women and their behavior, even taking umbrage at the description of an evil man as an SOB, since that term insults mothers. Tough and dedicated to her job, she often works around the clock, and she sees her refusal to learn to put laces into new shoes as a conscious, independent decision, though others might see it differently.

Acting as foil to the ferociously self-sufficient Petra, is her partner, Sgt. Fermin Garzon, a man in his fifties who has a softer, more sentimental side. Fermin, a widower living alone, tries to protect Petra from herself so subtly, sometimes, that she does not even realize it, and while the novel shows that each truly likes and respects the other, Fermin is Petra's employee, and he does not overstep his boundaries. With "energy for two people and no psychological hang-ups," Fermin provides balance for the high-strung Petra.

The murder of Ernesto Valdes, an amoral gossip reporter, takes Petra and Fermin from Barcelona to Madrid and back as they investigate the motive for Valdes's death and whether he was killed by a hired gun or by someone in the heat of passion. Various members of the police force in Barcelona and Madrid check Valdes's financial records, trying to identify possible partners he might have had in a blackmail scheme, since he managed to stash millions in a Swiss bank.

Before long, this case begins to overlap with another case in which the government Health Minister has been murdered. Valdes has publicly revealed the minister's dalliances with a mistress and embarrassed him and his family. Eventually, six deaths occur, with the investigation building inexorably to a grand climax as Petra and Fermin try to determine how many different killers and how many different motives there might have been in the overlapping cases.

This clever mystery is beautifully plotted, but it is in the characters that the novel excels. Author Alicia Gimenez-Bartlett, winner of the Femenino Lumen prize as best female writer in Spain, has created in Petra and Fermin characters who are so intriguing that the reader never tires of their interchanges. More fully developed than the typical investigating team in police procedurals, they are revealed on the psychological level at the same time that the reader comes to know them through their actions. The second in the Petra Delicado series to be translated into English (after Dog Day), this is actually the third book in the series. The first, Death Rites, will appear on 2008. Prime Time Suspect is a well-translated, first-class mystery with two main characters who provide endless opportunities for further development. Filled with astute observations about people and society, this novel goes beyond "mere" entertainment, creating a realistic picture of the culture and its social conflicts. n Mary Whipple