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A Window in Copacabana

Inspector Espinosa Series

by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza

A Window in Copacabana by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
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    Jan 2005, 243 pages
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    Jan 2006, 272 pages

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Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza used to be a Professor of  Philosophy at Rio University in Brazil until, about eight years ago, he decided to try something new and turned to writing mysteries.  He says that he was attracted to writing mysteries because 'they are the direct descendants of mythological thought (and ancient Greek poetry), and bring to the center of the narrative the most intense and fundamental questions of the human being: death and sexuality. These are also the main concerns of psychoanalysis, one of the two areas of my academic research.'

He has always lived in Copacabana (a Rio neighborhood, on the coast, to the East of the city).

The fifth volume in the series, Pursuit, was published in the USA a few days ago.

Bibliography:
The Silence of the Rain (2002)
December Heat (2003)
Southwesterly Wind (2004)
A Window in Copacabana ('05)
Pursuit (Jan 2006)
(dates are USA hardcover publication dates, the original Portuguese versions were published earlier)

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