Every Bitter Thing: A Chief Inspector Mario Silva Investigation Set in Brazil

by Leighton Gage | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1569478457 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingjlautnerwing of Henderson, Nevada USA on 6/25/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by wingjlautnerwing from Henderson, Nevada USA on Saturday, June 25, 2016
Arrived from Better World Books between June 3 and 17, 2016, while I was out of town. Former library book, plastic cover, good condition.

Journal Entry 2 by wingjlautnerwing at San Luis Obispo, California USA on Wednesday, July 27, 2016
I guess this would be called a "police procedural" but it does expand beyond that. Chief Inspector Mario Silva leads the investigation into the death of a man found in his apartment in Brasilia. The man had been shot in the stomach and then beaten to death, an ugly and very painful death. At first it seemed a crime of passion committed by someone close to the victim, but then Silva discovers other crimes committed the same way in different cities. What is the thread that ties them together?

He does find the thread but that doesn't immediately point out the murderer. In investigating the case Silva and his colleagues visit other cities, other countries, and I admit that at times I did not remember who was who. Perhaps this is partly because I didn't get clear descriptions of each as they came on the scene and later.

The novel is written in a spare style with a great deal of wit. It was enjoyable and quick to read.

Journal Entry 3 by wingjlautnerwing at San Luis Obispo, California USA on Monday, August 08, 2016
reserved for bookstogive's general lit VBB.

Journal Entry 4 by wingjlautnerwing at San Luis Obispo, California USA on Saturday, July 08, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (7/8/2017 UTC) at San Luis Obispo, California USA

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Journal Entry 5 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Friday, July 14, 2017
Thank you, jlautner! I look forward to reading something set in Brazil; it will make a nice change. :-)

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