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At Close Quarters (Ricardo Cupido #5)

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Samuel is obsessed with a woman who drops her children off at the bus stop every day. He is that fascinated by her that one afternoon when he cannot be at his window to observe her, he leaves his camera programmed to take pictures of her picking up the children. When he looks through them he sees an unexpected event.
Paperback, 276 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Arcadia Books (first published January 30th 2007)
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"He was positive that, if there was a cardinal virtue in a military man, it wasn't courage, strategic intelligence, ambition or equitableness, but pride, and that all other qualities depended on it."

Since I had enjoyed Blood of the Angels , the first novel in the Cupido series by Eugenio Fuentes I was looking forward to reading his At Close Quarters (2007). In the former novel I liked the formula where the main character, private detective Ricardo Cupido, stays largely in the background and the
Dec 14, 2013 Malcolm rated it really liked it
Another good example of modern crime fiction set in Spain - although the setting is not too obvious here; it could quite easily have been another Mediterranean country where the events took place.

A high-ranking army officer has died in what seems to the local police to be a clear case of suicide, but the man's daughter is not convinced and asks a private detective - Ricardo Cupido - to investigate. Cupido is an interesting character, who takes an approach to investigation which is both thorough
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Although this was my first book by Eugenio Fuentes and I felt that I didn't know enought about his private detective Ricardo Cupido, I enjoy the different points of view of the protagonists as well as the insights into contempoirary Spain.
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Eugenio Fuentes (born 1958 in Montehermoso, Cáceres), is an acclaimed Spanish novelist. Two of his novels have been translated into English, the crime novels The Depths of the Forest and The Blood of the Angels, both published by Arcadia.

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