BLUE ROSES FOR A DEAD...LADY?
Edited and translated by
this new, excellent detective novel, LÚnia Guiu, the detective/protagonist of Study in Lilac and Antipodes, again cracks the case, this time of a
woman's missing daughter, but not without the usual contretemps, tension, and riddles, as
well as good humor. A desperate mother
searches for her daughter, Jķlia. LÚnia, takes on the job of looking for her in Mallorca,
her last known whereabouts. No one there
knows anything. But LÚnia suspects that her
informers are lying. A Castilian song with
its deformed version in Catalan provides a clue, and little by little she unravels the
skeins, but she pays a price: a destroyed
car, a sprained ankle, a finger in a cast, a couple of beatings... Lots of action and lots
doubt about it, it is a novel by Oliver.
Blue Roses LÚnia has reached the level of the
best current detectives, like Sue Grafton's, for example.
is now prepared to take on such strange and difficult situations: mixtures of magic and sex, hatred and tenderness,
fantasy and action. Maria-AntÚnia Oliver has
done a good job of consolidating the character of the protagonist. Blue Roses
is a solid literary product which will please both LÚnia Guiu fans and those who enjoy a
high quality work of detective fiction
McNerney is Professor of Spanish and Benedum Distinguished Scholar at West Virginia
University. She received her degrees at the University of New Mexico and studied in
Barcelona and Girona. In 1990, she was awarded the Catalonia Prize for dissemination
of Catalan culture. With Nancy Vosburg, she co-edited The Garden Across the Border: MercŤ Rodoreda's
Fiction (1994) and with Cristina EnrŪquez de Salamanca, Double Minorities of Spain: A Bio-Bibliographic
Guide to Women Writers of the Catalan, Galician, and Basque Countries (1994)
(1998) 256 p.
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