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Arturo Pérez-Reverte
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 172

Arturo Pérez-Reverte

The complex narrative technique of one of Spain's most renowned contemporary authors.

Captain Alatriste
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Captain Alatriste

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-11-16
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  • Publisher: Hachette UK

A swashbuckling new adventure series starring the Spanish D'Artagnan - from international bestseller Arturo Perez-Reverte Captain Alatriste is a swordsman for hire in Spain in the 1620s - a time when Court intrigue is high and the decadent young king has dragged the country into a series of disastrous wars. As a hired 'blade', Alatriste becomes involved in many political plots and must live by his wits. He comes face to face with hired assassins, court players, political moles, smugglers, pirates and of course, the infamous Spanish Inquisition... All the stories are told by Inigo Balboa, Alatriste's young page. The cast of characters also includes Quevedo, an irrepressible subversive poet who likes to start fights in the local tavern, the kind-hearted innkeeper and ex-prostitute who shares Alatriste's bed, the elegant Count of Guadalmedina, the beautiful but deadly Angelica de Alquezar, and a whole host of underworld figures. Perez-Reverte wrote the Captain Alatriste series as a homage to the adventure books that had been his own initiation into the world of reading as a boy - books such as Dumas's The Three Musketeers.

The Ninth Gate
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

The Ninth Gate

What could possibly be the connection between an allegedly authentic manuscript of a chapter from Dumas' The Three Musketeers and a 17th century occult text, a manual for invoking the devil, only one copy of which is believed to have survived after its was publisher was burnt at the stake? Gin-swilling book-hunter Lucas Corso is hired to authenticate the Dumas manuscript. At the same time, Varo Borja, the owner of an occult text, The Nine Doors, persuades him to investigate two further editions of the book known to be in collections in Sintra and Paris. As Corso digs into the mystery, the twilight world of antiquarian bookselling, a milieu of ruthless predators, unfolds. Corso finds himself sharing a stage with a cast of characters who seem to have walked straight off the pages of a Dumas novel. And Corso appears to have been assigned the role of D'Artagnan.

Queen of the South
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 464

Queen of the South

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005-05-31
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  • Publisher: Penguin

This international bestseller inspired the must-watch drama on USA Network starring Alice Braga as Teresa Mendoza. Season 2 premieres on June 8! From “master of the intellectual thriller” Arturo Pérez-Reverte, a remarkable tale, spanning decades and continents—from the dusty streets of Mexico to the sparkling waters off the coast of Morocco, to the Strait of Gibraltar and Spain—in a story encompassing sensuality and cruelty, love and betrayal, and life and death. Few authors inspire the kind of passion that Arturo Pérez-Reverte does. Reviewers, readers, and booksellers alike have embraced his fiction as the perfect blend of suspense and literary ambition. A global bestseller, he is...

What We Become
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 464

What We Become

“Pérez-Reverte summons the romantic spirit of an old black-and-white movie: impossibly glamorous, undeniably wistful.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “An intoxicating entertainment, pulsing with life.”— Booklist (starred review) “Sparkling with witty dialogue, this elegantly translated thriller is enthusiastically recommended to sophisticated readers and those who wish to be.” – Library Journal (starred review) In 1928, aboard the Cap Polonio—a lavish transatlantic cruise ship bound for Buenos Aires—Max Costa locks eyes with Mecha Inzunza across the first-class ballroom. They are an unlikely match. He is a thief, sleek and refined, hired to dance with unaccompanied ...

Purity of Blood
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

Purity of Blood

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-11-16
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  • Publisher: Hachette UK

The second 'Captain Alatriste' novel, from a series which has sold 4 million copies worldwide A woman has been found in a sedan chair in front of a church, strangled. In her hand is a pouch containing fifty escudos and a handwritten - but unsigned - note bearing the words 'For masses for her soul'. The chief constable Martin Saldana confides in his old friend and comrade in arms, Diego Alatriste. Still in danger from the powerful enemies he made in his first adventure, Captain Alatriste is considering returning to Flanders where the war has just resumed. But first, his old friend Quevedo asks him for a favour. The daughter of one of his friends must be rescued from a convent, which certain 'priests' seem to be treating as little more than a harem. Then the woman who brought the girl to the convent goes missing and the connection is made to the murder at the church. It seems that Alatriste's sword is required once more.

The Flanders Panel
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

The Flanders Panel

A fifteenth-century painting by a Flemish master is about to be auctioned when Julia, a young art restorer, discovers a peculiar inscription hidden in a corner: Who killed the knight? In the painting, the Duke of Flanders and his knight are locked in a game of chess, and a dark lady lurks mysteriously in the background. Julia is determined to solve the five-hundred-year-old murder, but as she begins to look for clues, several of her friends in the art world are brutally murdered in quick succession. Messages left with the bodies suggest a crucial connection between the chess game in the painting, the knight's murder, the sordid underside of the contemporary art world, and the latest deaths. Just when all of the players in the mystery seem to be pawns themselves, events race toward a shocking conclusion. A thriller like no other, The Flanders Panel presents a tantalizing puzzle for any connoisseur of mystery, chess, art, and history.

The Painter of Battles
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

The Painter of Battles

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-01-08
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  • Publisher: Random House

Acclaimed author Arturo Pérez-Reverte has earned a distinguished reputation as a master of the literary thriller with his international bestsellers The Club Dumas and The Queen of the South. Now, in this haunting new work, Pérez-Reverte has written his most accomplished novel to date. The Painter of Battles is a captivating tale of love, war, art, and revenge. Andrés Faulques, a world-renowned war photographer, has retired to a life of solitude on the Spanish coast. On the walls of a tower overlooking the sea, he spends his days painting a huge mural that pays homage to history’s classic works of war art and that incorporates a lifetime of disturbing images. One night, an unexpected vis...

The Sun Over Breda
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

The Sun Over Breda

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-11-16
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  • Publisher: Hachette UK

The third in the bestselling Captain Alatriste series. Flanders, 1625. After his tussles with the Inquisition and the intrigue of the Spanish court, Captain Alatriste has returned to the mud and desperation of the long war in Flanders. This is Iñigo's first experience of war and the realities of hand to hand combat. It is on the battlefield that he will finally have the chance to become a man and prove his worth. The troops are weary and ill-nourished and the winter has been long. As Spain sinks ever further into depravity and corruption, the soldiers have not been paid and must survive by whatever ways they can. Mutiny is in the air, but the Spaniards are strong and their famous iron discipline has brought them many victories against the Calvinist forces of the heretics. Reputation, honour, and the glory of Spain will keep them in the fight, but for how long? Meanwhile, the Captain's trusted friend Quevedo's star is rising at court and he keeps Alatriste appraised of the machinations of his arch-enemy Luis de Alquézar and the notorious assassin with the black heart, Gualterio Malatesta.

The Seville Communion
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 400

The Seville Communion

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1999-05-06
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  • Publisher: HMH

An “intricate literary mystery [of] wrenching effect” by the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The Club Dumas (The New Yorker). Someone has hacked into the pope’s personal computer—not to spy on the Vatican or to spread a virus, but to send an urgent plea for help: SAVE OUR LADY OF THE TEARS. The crumbling Baroque church in the heart of Seville is slated for demolition—and two of its defenders have suddenly died. Accidents? Or murders? And was the church itself somehow involved? The Vatican promptly dispatches Father Lorenzo Quart, their worldly and enormously attractive emissary, to investigate the situation, track down the hacker—known only as “Vespers”—and stay alive. Thus begins a sophisticated and utterly suspenseful page-turner that has taken its readers by storm. “An elegant thriller that is as much about the elusive quest for happiness as it is about solving the murders.” —The Denver Post “An indelible tale of love, faith, and greed.” —People, Page-Turner of the Week