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This wonderful detective novel is set in Peru in the 1950s. Near an Air Force base in the northern desert, a young airman is found murdered. Lieutenant Silva and Officer Lituma investigate. Lacking a squad car, they have to cajole a local cabbie into taking them to the scene of the crime. Their superiors are indifferent; the commanding officer of the air base stands in their way; but Silva and Lituma are determined to uncover the truth.
Who Killed Palomino Molero, an entertaining and brilliantly plotted mystery, takes up one of Vargas Llosa's characteristic themes: the despair at how hard it is to be an honest man in a corrupt society.
The distinguished Peruvian novelist (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter et al.) examines the more sinister aspects of human nature in this story of political and psychological corruption. "Written with colloquial ease and gritty dialogue, this taut narrative propels the reader to its disturbing denouement, leaving provocative questions in its wake,'' wrote PW.