The Last Resort
Elderly, gay Spanish Londoner Rafael, knowing that there is nothing left in life for him, decides to spend a few weeks in a remote, luxury Moroccan hotel, then put an end to it all. Just before he departs, his gossipy niece tells himthe latest juicy details about a Spanish crime passionel, and when he arrives at the hotel just whom should he find there but the delectable widow everyone assumes killed her husband in that scandalous case. Slowly, slowly, glacially slowly, Rafael decides he might a ...more
The Spanish Planeta Prize-winning author of Little Indiscretions has returned with a highly comic satire on a high-class murder. Yes, even the rich have their vendettas. Critics compare The Last Resort to Agatha Christie's whodunits, but Posadas adds in generous doses of commentary on etiquette, high society, and gossip (which, by the way, can kill). Don't look for deep emotions or expert problem-solving skills here; instead, Spaniards masquerade as Germans, Moroccans finagle business opportunit...more
A solid story that explores the consequences of rumors, gossip, morality and ethics in a very entertaining way.
Carmen Posadas nasceu em Montevideo, Uruguai, em 1953. Com uma trajectória de mais de vinte anos, depois de, em 1985, ter publicado Manual del perfecto arribista, escreveu ensaios, guiões para o cinema e televisão, livros juvenis e vários romances: Cinc ...more