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The Last Resort: A Mystery


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Carmen Posadas was born in Montevideo and has lived in London, Buenos Aires, and Moscow. The author of many novels and several bestselling books for children, she also wrote Little Indiscretions, which won the coveted 1998 Planeta Prize in Barcelona and has been translated into twenty-one languages. Posadas lives in Madrid.

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Secrets, lies and society scandals are just a few of the seductive delights that Posadas (Little Indiscretions) offers in this wonderfully entertaining novel of morals and murder, which examines how gossip-and sins of omission-can destroy lives. Rafael Molinet, a depressed gay Spaniard living in London, decides after his mother's death to end it all at L'Hirondelle d'Or, a luxurious Moroccan spa, but he defers his suicide plans after meeting Mercedes Algorta at the resort. Mercedes's philandering husband recently choked to death under suspicious circumstances, provoking a scandal similar to that surrounding the death of Molinet's unmourned father many years earlier. Though the law exonerated Molinet's mother, she suffered from gossip mongers, as does Mercedes, especially after the arrival of Antonio Sanchez Lopez, a notorious radio personality, who spies Mercedes falling for a glamorous screenwriter. Mystery readers who enjoy sophisticated European ambience and upper-class tomfoolery will be richly rewarded. Agent, Tom Colchie. (Aug.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Elderly Spaniard Rafael Molinetis is just about to quit this life on his own terms-that is, at an exotic Moroccan resort-when he finds himself drawn into the Madrid murder of a man-about-town whose wife (and other suspects) have also landed at the resort. Posadas's Little Indiscretions was a Planeta prize winner. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Praise for Little Indiscretions

"Once in a while, a book comes along that is sheer delight. Such is Little Indiscretions. . . . This slender novel has it all: an elegant setting, a taut time frame, a cast of intriguing characters, and beautifully crafted writing that lends both glamour and insight to the tale."
-The Washington Post

"The fluffy tone of Little Indiscretions, which won Spain's Planeta Prize for Carmen Posadas in 1998, is just the melt-in-your-mouth frosting on an otherwise tart-and surprisingly substantial-comic mystery about the perils of gossip."
-The New York Times

"Posadas's intricate explorations of each suspect's motives are delicious."

"A sexy little mystery worthy of Agatha Christie-or Pedro Almod var."
-O: The Oprah Magazine

"Quirky and entertaining."
-Rocky Mountain News

From the Hardcover edition.

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