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In this hardboiled fiction for dog lovers and lovers of dog mysteries, detective Petra Delicado and her maladroit sidekick, Garzon, investigate the murder of a tramp whose only friend is a mongrel dog named Fright. One murder leads to another and Delicado finds herself involved in the sordid, dangerous world of fight dogs. Dog Day is first-rate entertainment.

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"American readers will welcome Gimnez-Bartlett's detective duo of Insp. Petra Delicado and Sgt. Fermn Garzn in this sharply honed tale of dog trafficking in Barcelona. Delicado and Garzn investigate the near-fatal beating of a derelict whose sole possession seems to be a peculiar-looking dog. As the partners piece together the last few days of the victim's life, they learn his name, Lucena, and that he sold dogs to local universities and pharmaceutical companies for experiments. When a huge stash of cash turns up in Lucena's barren apartment, the detectives know their man was caught up in something far more lucrative than selling dogs for research. Both the case and the personal lives of Delicado and Garzn become more complicated, as the inspector gets involved with a local veterinarian and Garzn finds himself in a love triangle with a bookstore owner and dog trainer. Gimnez-Bartlett, who in 1997 won the Feminino Lumen prize for the best female writer in Spain, has produced a dark, distinctive and surprisingly funny novel sure to appeal not just to dog lovers. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"A fast-paced plot and engaging characters set in a city not overly used in the mystery genre." Library Journal

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"A welcome English-language debut." Kirkus Reviews

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"Gimnez-Bartlett has discovered a world full of dark corners and hidden elements."ABC

In this hardboiled fiction for dog lovers and lovers of dog mysteries, detective Petra Delicado and her maladroit sidekick, Garzon, investigate the murder of a tramp whose only friend is a mongrel dog named "Fright."One murder leads to another and Delicado finds herself involved in the sordid, dangerous world of fight dogs. Dog Dayis first-rate entertainment.

Alicia Gimnez-Bartlettwas awarded the Feminino Lumenprize for the best female writer in Spain in 1997. She subsequently launched her Petra Delicado series, quickly turning her into one of Spain's most popular and best-loved crime writers.

About the Author

Alicia Gimenez-Bartlett was awarded the Feminino Lumen prize for the best female writer in Spain in 1997. She subsequently launched her Petra Delicado series, quickly turning her into one of Spain's most popular and best-loved crime writers.

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ISBN:
9781933372143
Author:
Gimenez-bartlett, Alicia
Publisher:
Europa Editions
Translator:
Caistor, Nick
Translator:
Caistor, Nicholas
Author:
Gimenez-Bartlett, Alicia
Author:
Caistor, Nick
Author:
Gimnez-Bartlett, Alicia
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Barcelona (spain)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.00 x 5.00 in

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Product details 208 pages Europa Editions - English 9781933372143 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "American readers will welcome Gimnez-Bartlett's detective duo of Insp. Petra Delicado and Sgt. Fermn Garzn in this sharply honed tale of dog trafficking in Barcelona. Delicado and Garzn investigate the near-fatal beating of a derelict whose sole possession seems to be a peculiar-looking dog. As the partners piece together the last few days of the victim's life, they learn his name, Lucena, and that he sold dogs to local universities and pharmaceutical companies for experiments. When a huge stash of cash turns up in Lucena's barren apartment, the detectives know their man was caught up in something far more lucrative than selling dogs for research. Both the case and the personal lives of Delicado and Garzn become more complicated, as the inspector gets involved with a local veterinarian and Garzn finds himself in a love triangle with a bookstore owner and dog trainer. Gimnez-Bartlett, who in 1997 won the Feminino Lumen prize for the best female writer in Spain, has produced a dark, distinctive and surprisingly funny novel sure to appeal not just to dog lovers. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "A fast-paced plot and engaging characters set in a city not overly used in the mystery genre."
"Review" by , "A welcome English-language debut."
"Synopsis" by , "Gimnez-Bartlett has discovered a world full of dark corners and hidden elements."ABC

In this hardboiled fiction for dog lovers and lovers of dog mysteries, detective Petra Delicado and her maladroit sidekick, Garzon, investigate the murder of a tramp whose only friend is a mongrel dog named "Fright."One murder leads to another and Delicado finds herself involved in the sordid, dangerous world of fight dogs. Dog Dayis first-rate entertainment.

Alicia Gimnez-Bartlettwas awarded the Feminino Lumenprize for the best female writer in Spain in 1997. She subsequently launched her Petra Delicado series, quickly turning her into one of Spain's most popular and best-loved crime writers.

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