A Shortcut to Paradise by Teresa Solana
(The Borja and Eduard Barcelona Series)

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A writer is murdered at the Ritz on the night she wins an important literary prize, battered to death with the trophy she has just won. A satire of the Catalan literary scene dressed up as a hilarious murder mystery.
 

About Teresa Solana

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Author: Teresa Solana lives in Barcelona. She was born there in 1962, studied philosophy at the University of Barcelona and worked as a literary translator and essayist. She has written several novels kept quietly in her drawer. The first novel in this series, A Not So Perfect Crime, won the 2007 Brigada 21 Prize for the best crime novel written in Catalan. Translator: Peter Bush is a prize-winning translator from the Spanish and Catalan known for his translations of novels of such authors as Juan Goytisolo, Leonardo Padura and Daniel Chavarria.
 
Published February 15, 2011 by Bitter Lemon Press. 284 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Travel, Crime. Fiction

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The murder of popular novelist Marina Dolç on the very evening she receives the coveted Golden Apple Fiction Prize in Barcelona sets the stage for Solana's outstanding second mystery featuring unlicensed (and untrained) nonidentical twin detectives, Borja Masdéu and Eduard Martínez (after 2008...

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The accused himself, meanwhile, becomes the center of fantastic rumors regarding his peculiar eating habits, which makes him a feared creature indeed in the prison where he's held pending investigation.

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The Eduard Martinez and Borja "Pep" Masdeu twins try to make a living by working a variety of odd jobs requiring a certain level of discretion for the rich of Barcelona.

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The Bookbag

He thinks that Dolc writes trash - only fit for silly, suburban housewives.

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I didn’t think he was in the business of stealing the manuscripts of prize novels written by writers who get murdered in five-star hotels, but it was the only logical explanation that came to mind given the evidence before my eyes” It’s been a long time since I’ve read such a light hearted cr...

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Monsters and Critics

The brothers bumble and stumble to the truth and hopefully to further adventures."-Publishers WeeklyMarina Dolç, media figure and writer of bestsellers, is murdered in at the Ritz in Barcelona on the night she wins an ...more Best selling writer Marina Dolç is found murdered in the Ritz Hotel...

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For, by chance, Amadeu Cabestany, the innocent suspect can only be alibied by dubious characters who have strayed on this occasion from the straight and narrow, and later on remand he becomes again the innocent victim, this time of grotesque allegations, leading to even more bizarre (and comic) i...

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