Monday, December 28, 2009

Olha, que coisas mais feias!

Leighton Gage writes about the ugly side of a beautiful country: Brazil.

"You can believe in cops who murder people because there are cops who murder people," Gage told Detectives Beyond Borders last year. "You can believe in people that will kill you for your cell phone because there are people that will kill you for your cell phone; you can believe in the impunity of the rich, because it’s a fact that rich Brazilians seldom go to jail – no matter how grave their offense."
Now you can catch up with the corruption. I'll send Gage's second Mario Silva novel, Buried Strangers, and the soon-to-be-released third book, Dying Gasp (one book per person), to the two readers who make the best cases for why they should get a book. In the meantime, read excerpts from both novels at Gage's Web site.

© Peter Rozovsky 2009

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8 Comments:

Blogger JereGenest said...

These sound interesting. Im currently doing a mystery book club with a group of homeschoolers and I've been trying to work more international angles in. I will definitely take a look for these.

December 29, 2009  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

How old are the students? And what sort of mysteries have you had them read?

December 29, 2009  
Blogger Linkmeister said...

I do not need a book. I got two (non-fiction) for Christmas and have a TBR pile that reaches the sky. Jack's Giant would have trouble adding one more book to that pile.

Thank you for the offer, though. ;)

("smatcaps?" MiSsiNg an "r" tHerE, aRen'T we?)

December 29, 2009  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Good luck on the pile. A good, healthy TBR stack is a reassuring presence.

December 29, 2009  
Blogger Linkmeister said...

Yeah, but it's sometimes so daunting that I reach for a re-read in self-defense.

December 29, 2009  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

But it's nice to have a good book to look forward to. As for feeling daunted, you ought to try Daniel Pennac's short book of essays Better Than Life, also published under the off-putting and misleadingly somber title The Rights of the Reader.

December 29, 2009  
Blogger JereGenest said...

10-13. Our list includes: Sherlock Holmes, And then There Were None, The Maltese Falcon, Daughter of Time, Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Big Sleep, Anatomy of a Murder, Gaudy Night, Name of the Rose, and the Laughing Policeman.

I'm currently looking for good non-English language mysteries.

December 29, 2009  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

That's one group of kids getting a good start on crime fiction. If you'd send an address to detectivesbeyondborders (at) earthlink (dot) net, I'd be happy to send the Leighton Gage novels and perhaps to make more recommendations as well.

December 29, 2009  

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