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Garcia-Roza just to see whether he manages to pull a similar stunt. Three stars. Jul 10, Maddy rated it really liked it Shelves: reads. A nearby felon approaches the car and steals the gun and a briefcase that turns out to have quite a bit of cash in it with a letter asking the police to take the money and report his suicide as a murder for insurance purposes. The police, led by Inspector Espinosa assume that Carvalho has been murdered and proceed to investigate looking for his killer.
Espinosa is more of a philosopher type, and it's refreshing to see the challenges he faces based on false assumptions. There are a few plot weaknesses; but on the whole, the setting, characters and overall plot make up for those. Aug 06, Rob Kitchin rated it really liked it.
Espinosa is a thoughtful, world weary character who reminded me somewhat of Morse. The pace is well judged, the characterisation sound, there is a strong sense of place as the characters move around Rio, and the story has some nice twists. Split into three parts, the first and third parts are written in the third person, the middle part in the first person, putting the reader in the mind of Espinosa. It was a little jarring to swap from one perspective to another, but it actually works well.
My Album) real issue relates to the start and particularly the end which kind of fell apart and was poorly resolved. In short, I was left with very big questions unanswered, which was pretty frustrating given that for the most part this is solid storytelling and I imagine this will cheese some people off a lot more than it did me.
On balance, an enjoyable story, the first is a series of seven Espinosa novels Nov 09, Stacy rated it really liked it. Wasn't a masterpiece, but I really enjoyed it anyway. Nov 13, Sally Sugarman rated it it was amazing. This is a mystery that takes many turns. The reader witnesses the first death. What is the big mystery? By the time the police arrive on the scene, however, things have changed dramatically. Throughout the book things keep changing with two more deaths. Meanwhile, the narrative shifts.
We meet different characters who offer their perspectives. The book shifts from third person to first and then back to third.
When Inspector Espinosa begins to hanker after the wife of the first dead man, one wond This is a mystery that takes many turns. When Inspector Espinosa begins to hanker after the wife of the first dead man, one wonders if Album) is typical of Latin police officers since there was a similar pattern in a mystery set in Cuba.
Plus both officers are middle aged and divorced. He is experienced and follows up on the first leads successfully. His interviewing style is pleasant and low key, instilling trust in the witnesses. Still as the story unfolds, it becomes more and more bewildering. The inspector likes to consider all different possibilities. However, new developments keep challenging his ideas. There are not many people Espinosa can trust in the department, but he has one assistant Welber, with whom he works and whom he trusts.
When Welber is shot by the man they are pursuing, the danger intensifies. Why are certain people being followed? There comes a point when it is impossible to put down the book. There are a restricted number of suspects. There are missed telephone calls. We get some sense of the city of Rio, but we are so focused on the crimes, the city fades into the background. However, after that initial advantage the reader is a confused as the inspector.
This is an inspector worth reading about again, thanks to a skillful author. Dec 17, Diane rated it it was ok. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. One of my reasons for unease with any form of star rating is that I start thinking that way.
The conceit, which we know from the outset, is that the murder Inspector Espinosa of the Rio de Janeiro force is investigating was actually a suicide; a passing petty crook stole the suicide note, some money and the gun, leaving the impression that the dead man was shot by another hand. However, the suicide note itself is a valuable item for some, valuable enough that someone starts killing -- and brutally so -- in an effort to lay hands on it.
Some of the characters are very well painted: Espinosa himself; his sidekick Welber; Alba, the gym bunny whom Espinosa encounters and who becomes his lover; Max, the petty crook. Others are really only sketched in: Bia, the dead man's widow, whom Espinosa can't help but fancy; Julio, the shallow professor who's been working hard to seduce her; Rose, the dead man's secretary, who's the key to so much of the proceedings.
The solution to the mystery is fairly obvious or at least it was to me from fairly early on, despite some clever pieces of attempted misdirection; that wouldn't have bothered me at all, so lost was I in the telling, were it not for the fact that the resolution of the plot seemed utterly contrived -- I just couldn't credit the way in which the bad guy met his inevitable nemesis.
I'm perhaps being a little harsh: overall, I did enjoy the book. Maybe three and a half stars. I'm doing it again. As I got into The Silence of the RainI thought I had yet another "wounded soul" sort of police inspector that within the police procedural we have a sub-genre that includes Morse, Ohayon, Vaara, et al. But wait, aside from the fact that he is divorced and is addicted to used book stores, the reader finds out precious little about Espinosa the person.
Or at least significant to warrant comparing to other police detective protagonists. And I found myself somewhat bemused by other reviewers' writi As I got into The Silence of the RainI thought I had yet another "wounded soul" sort of police inspector that within the police procedural we have a sub-genre that includes Morse, Ohayon, Vaara, et al.
And I found myself somewhat bemused by other reviewers' writing about Garcia-Roza sense of place. Sure, he described the changing weather of Rio de Janeiro, a few references to tropical flora, and a constant dropping of the names of streets, plazas, and a few government buildings, but otherwise I got no "sense of place" as I get of Morse's Oxford, Ohayon's Jerusalem, or Vaara's Helsinki.
Indeed, the plot is so "geographically-neutral" that I can see the same plot playing out equally well in Tokyo, Moscow, or Boston. Much of the book is Espinosa's speculating scenarios as to "who is doing what to whom" regarding the death of a Rio businessman, his never realizing how far off base he was.
But this is often the nitty-gritty of detection, so Espinosa can be excused. The identity of the elusive mystery person Espinosa is not revealed to the penultimate page, exposing to Espinosa himself all the red herrings he had created. While a few threads are left dangling, they are perhaps irrelevant to a very satisfying ending.
Apr 19, Chris rated it really liked it Shelves: mystery-brazil. You never quite know what the reality is when reading Garcia-Roza. This is the second book I've read by him first in the series and I enjoyed it much more than the fourth in the series. This was a page turner with the bibliophile police inspector Espinosa hooking up with an athletic woman who might be a suspect and also being attracted to the rich, intellectual widow of the victim.
At times Espinosa must appear Columbo like to his suspects and witnesses. Garcia-Roza is a philosophy professor i You never quite know what the reality is when reading Garcia-Roza. Garcia-Roza is a philosophy professor in his real life when not writing this series and it comes through in the character of Espinosa. Lots of contemplative moments with Espinosa as he walks and re-walks the streets of his youth and battles boredom and danger. Some great lines here: "The rest of the day didn't add a single comma to the story of my life.
Espinosa reminds me of other fictional police inspectors like Mankell's Wallender and Rankin's Rebus in that he is alone and rather bored with life. But unlike the other two who seem possessed by work, Espinosa has his books, microwave, and beer to get him through the weekend. The ending of this book is truly bizarre and kinky. Sep 23, Laurie Kwiltreader rated it it was ok Recommends it for: no one.
Shelves: mysteriesun-international-mystery-challenge. There didn't seem to be any explanation or reason for the title. The back and forth flipping of the narration was very distracting. And wasn't always clear who was narrating. The end of the story left me with lots of questions. I didn't really get a clear picture of Espinoza who did a lot of wandering around the streets without telling me anything about Rio. Jan 12, Hermien rated it it was amazing Shelves: crime-thrillersouth-america.
A thoroughly enjoyable, well-written crime novel. It is well plotted with surprising twists and turns and a very sympathetic Brazilian police inspector. Nov 01, Carly rated it it was ok.
WTF is up with the ending? Overly gratuitous and completely nonsensical. I have a soft spot for crime novels. This one seemed pretty typical with a few twists, Refreshing - No Artist - A Natural Wonder - Silence Of The Rain (CD.
What I found interesting was the shifting perspectives at the beginning of the book. The book shifted form several different characters in the 3rd person.
Then shifting to Inspector Espinosa in 1st person in later chapters. We always had more information than Espinosa did. At the very beginning we learn that Ricardo Carvalho has committed suicide, but that fact has been hidden from Espinosa and the police.
It i I have a soft spot for crime novels. It is assumed that he has been murdered. We see the insights and motivations of several characters which Inspector Espinosa never sees.
He has to come up with his own theories on circumstances which we know the details about. Inspector Espinosa is not your typical super sleuth. In fact as a detective he seems rather average. At least in this book he did not put all the pieces together. He did not always guess the facts that we knew. When suspects lied to him he might feel that they were, but it was always gut Refreshing - No Artist - A Natural Wonder - Silence Of The Rain (CD.
He is, however, honest and diligent, and this serves him well. He also has curious habits. He eats frozen food, orders pizza, and eats at McDonalds. The only thing interesting his eats are pork sandwiches with an old police buddy of his. He lives in a old apartment filled with books and spends much of his weekends attempting to get his books under control.
Since he has no bookshelves this proves to be a sisyphean task. Still he continues to add to his stacks of books. Maybe it's Refreshing - No Artist - A Natural Wonder - Silence Of The Rain (CD habit which endears him to me.
Rio was a main character in the book, but other than listing places I did not get a feel for it.
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