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blood tango
Silver Falchion Award Finalist
"This ambitious novel doesn’t romanticize its historical figures. As Evita might have wanted, the common people are its stars.
"A compelling mystery and a passionate and empathetic portrayal of the endlessly fascinating Evita Perón combine in a gripping tale that brings 1945 Buenos Aires fully alive."
Carolyn Hart, author of What the Cat Saw
"Alfieri's atmospheric third stand-alone historical with a South American setting...Alfieri (Invisible Country) once again convincingly evokes another time and place."
"Alfieri's novels are packed with political intrigue, religious dogma, stupefying mystery, and passionate romance....Mystery fans need to discover the novels of Annamaria Alfieri....She has a talent for taking real people and placing them into fast-paced mysteries that are intriguing and controversial."
Top Ten Thrillers: Blood Tango. "This inventive South American noir reimagines the colorful relationship between Argentinean president Juan Peron and his wife Eva, caught up in a brutal murder mystery amid the tumultuous political scene of 1940s Buenos Aires."
"With a spectacular cast of characters who cover the wide spectrum of Argentine politics in the Perón era, Annamaria Alfieri fashions a sly mystery around the most intriguing figure of them all, Eva. Alluring and sophisticated, with enough twists and turns to bring readers into nearly every corner of Buenos Aires, Blood Tango is a single-sitting read, full of startling revelations and clever plotting."
Manuel Muñoz, PEN/O. Henry and Whiting Writers' Award-winning author of What You See in the Dark