THE LAST REVIEW
DETECTIVE COFFEE LEVIN SERIES 01
"A very engaging writing style and a mystery that only lays out all its cards at the very end, there’s plenty here to get the tiny grey cells working as the famous Belgian would say."
"Values our intellect with a clever mystery and superbly executed characters."
"A great first book of a series. I look forward to the next installment."
After a police tragedy that marked his childhood, Polo Levington has turned his life around by becoming a coffee-loving film critic. Owner of a unique memory and a very particular phobia, he knows that there is always something more beneath the surface.
Following a mysterious request, Levin enters the troubled film shoot of "The Last Farewell", an environment rife with deceit. The behind-the-scenes discussions soon take on a new meaning when an unexplained death occurs in front of the camera.
Amidst dubious alibis, everyone on the set is a suspect; yet, no one seems to be the culprit. An unfortunate accident… or the perfect crime? Could it be related to the strange death of the "golden girl of cinema", which shook the country twenty years ago and still remains unsolved?
Tired of being a mere spectator, Levin races against the clock in his twisted investigative debut. He will soon find out that there is a long way between fiction and reality, and that solving the case and unmasking a cold killer is much more dangerous than what the scripts tell...
"Exceptionally well done and hard to put down ... Detective story enthusiasts are in for a treat."
Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Reviews
"Fans of old-school murder mysteries (think Agatha Christie, Columbo, Poirot, etc.) will love this first story in what looks to be a promising series."
★★★★★ Anne-Marie Reynolds, Readers’ Favorite
As of yet, "El Aula Perdida" is only available in its Spanish Edition.
EL AULA PERDIDA
Six months after Hugo's death–which occurred just a few days before the annual meeting–the classmates of the J. Chambary High School decided that the time of mourning had passed and resolved to get together anyway.
They meet, then, in the country house of Felipe, who usually acts as host, during a weekend in which confessions, reproaches and jokes are spread as if they were still seventeen years old. They are a mixed bag. A model, the daughter of a family of millionaires, a rugby player, a doctor and two unexpected guests: Santiago, who had always refused to attend the meetings, and Benjamin, who does not know who invited him.
Between the laughs, the made-up horror stories; the absence of Hugo, the leader of the group, hovers over dinner. The next day, one of them turns up dead. Then another, and another, and another. Locked up in that house in the middle of the countryside, a meticulous murderer stalks them, leaves them incomprehensible clues, takes them to his field and to play his game. No one is what it seems; everyone is suspicious of everyone.
"With a mystery plot that resembles the best horror film tradition of the '80s, Lucas Pogrzebny has written a fascinating novel, a timepiece that ranges from alchemy to gore."
"A story that you won't be able to leave aside until the end."
"Lucas Pogrzebny seems possessed by the pen of Agatha Christie."
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THE LAST BULLET OF AMADEO HIGGINS
Tidying up his house one Sunday afternoon, retired old cop Amadeo Higgins finds a box from his past, and inside it, a gun with a single bullet. Faced with old case files scattered on the floor, Amadeo recalls one particular failure, the kidnapping of a young girl. His conscience has not been able to bury it, even though more than twenty years have passed. Suddenly, Amadeo has a revelation about the origin of his grief. Seeing that gun, Amadeo is convinced that there are some cases worth reopening, ignoring the dark pit he is about to throw himself into.
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