The Whispering City

The Whispering City

Book - 2015
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"Barcelona 1952. General Franco's fascist government is at the height of its oppressive powers, casting a black shadow across the city. When wealthy socialite Mariona Sobrerroca is found dead in her mansion in the exclusive Tibidabo district, the police scramble to seize control of the investigation. Eager young journalist Ana Martí Noguer is surprised to be assigned to this important story, where she must shadow Inspector Isidro Castro. But Ana soon realizes that a bundle of strange letters unearthed at the scene of the crime points to a sequence of events dramatically different from the official version. She enlists the help of her cousin Beatriz, a scholar, and what begins as an intriguing puzzle exposes a series of revelations that implicate the regime's most influential figures. The two women have placed themselves in mortal danger. As the conspiracy unfolds, Ana's courage and Beatriz's wits will be their only weapons against the city's corrupt and murderous elite"--Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Crime, 2015.
Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781605988955
Branch Call Number: FIC MOLINER, SARA
Characteristics: 405 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Ribas, Rosa
Hofmann, Sabine 1964-


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Jun 17, 2016

Franco's Spain and Barcelona in the 1950s is the setting as a young journalist, Ana, is given a chance to cover something other than a piece for the society pages.
Ana’s determination to find the truth in a time when finding the truth could be dangerous shows plenty of pluck. Her clever cousin Beatriz unravels the case's mysteries with her literary prowess, making this a wonderful mystery for avid literary readers.

May 18, 2016

Spain, 1952 - Ana, a young journalist who hopes to become a crime reporter is thrilled to be chosen to liaison with the police as they investigate a high-society murder. But Franco's fascist government tells reporters what they can (and can't) publish.Ignoring the rules can result in the loss of your job, the loss of your freedom, or even the loss of your life. When Ana teams up with her brilliant cousin Beatriz they push their "unofficial" inquiries too far and find themselves fighting for their lives. A slow start, but this lesson on the terrible toll fascism exacts is also an outstanding mystery.


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