The Book of Murder, by Guillermo Martínez (1 May)

Not that I needed to read another book about murder, I guess, but at least this one is honest about it up front.

Our unnamed, undescribed narrator tells us an intriguing story about a girl called Luciana who was a typist for a month for said narrator, a writer. After the month, Luciana went back to her other writer employer, Kloster, and our narrator didn’t think much about her again. But now, ten years later, Luciana has tracked down our narrator to tell a fantastic story about Kloster and how he is killing off Luciana’s relatives mysteriously and without drawing any attention to himself. Is he? What’s really going on now, and what really happened ten years ago? Our narrator sets off to find out.

This book is really short (215 pages), so that’s about all I can tell you. But the story is very good! You should read it and then talk about it with me.

Rating: 8/10
(Countdown Challenge: 2007, Support Your Local Library Challenge, Orbis Terrarum Challenge: Argentina)

3 thoughts on “The Book of Murder, by Guillermo Martínez (1 May)

  1. Richard says:

    I read this author’s “Crímenes imperceptibles” novel in Spanish a while back and really liked his light touch in regards to the gruesome subject matter. I already have another book by him in my TBR pile (essays on Borges and mathematics), but this looks like another one to add to the list at some point. Thanks for the review!

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