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The Ambiguity of Murder (Inspector Alvarez Novels) epub ebook

by Roderic Jeffries

The Ambiguity of Murder (Inspector Alvarez Novels) epub ebook

Author: Roderic Jeffries
Category: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur; 1st edition (May 1, 2001)
Pages: 208 pages
ISBN: 0312269684
ISBN13: 978-0312269685
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 578
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An Inspector Alvarez Mystery -Rich and arrogant, when Tylers love of good wine leads to the deaths of a young . by Roderic Jeffries (Author). Book 33 of 26 in the Inspector Alvarez Series.

An Inspector Alvarez Mystery -Rich and arrogant, when Tylers love of good wine leads to the deaths of a young couple in a country lane in Kent.

Roderic Jeffries was born in London in 1926 and was educated at Southampton's School of Navigation. In 1943 he went to sea with the New Zealand Shipping Company and returned to England in 1949 where he was subsequently called to the Bar. He practiced law for a brief period before starting to write full time.

The Ambiguity of Murder book. The Ambiguity of Murder (Inspector Alvarez Novels). 0312269684 (ISBN13: 9780312269685). Inspector Alvarez is on the case when the body of a retired.

An Inspector Alvarez Mystery. The Ambiguity of Murder. Inspector Alvarez is rudely awakened from his afternoon siesta by a phone call reporting the death of one Senor Picare. On arrival at the Picare villa, it seems his grieving widow is passed out in bed and the housekeeper, Rosal?a, is the one dealing with the police and comforting the young maid, Marta, who is devastated by the death of her employer.

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You realize the import of what you’re saying?’. I think so,’ Alvarez replied carefully. You are admitting that in the course of a month you have failed to reach any firm conclusion. You would quibble over a single day?’. Superiors could be pedantic; juniors could not quibble. Señor, the time has not been wasted. That is a matter of opinion. You are convinced Zavala was murdered and did not drown by accident, but cannot produce a single piece of evidence to substantiate your claim. You name Algaro the murderer, but cannot prove.

When the body of retired Bolivian diplomat Guido Zavala is found floating in his swimming pool, Inspector Alvarez finds. You're getting the VIP treatment! With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items. Your Shopping Cart is empty. There are currently no items in your Shopping Cart.

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When the body of retired Bolivian diplomat Guido Zavala is found floating in his swimming pool, Inspector Alvarez finds evidence that points to foul play. Though the Inspector would rather be sipping a brandy in the shade, he begins to look for suspects. As Alvarez digs further into Zavala's past, he quickly uncovers a history of dubious acts that had left Zavala with numerous enemies-each with plenty of motive to see him dead. There is Jerome Robertson, whose beautiful and much younger wife had been involved in an affair with Zavala; Santiago Pons, a builder whose gambling debts had left him at Zavala's mercy; and Bailey, an honorable man who had suffered at the hands of Zavala. The deeper he delves into the case, the more Alvarez begins to find himself in danger. After a series of phone calls that make it all too clear he could be the next victim, he appeals to Superior Chief Salas for help and is denied. Will Alvarez be able to weed through the long list of suspects before it's too late? Jeffries delivers yet another delightful and witty mystery featuring "the brandy-loving, slow-moving" (Booklist) Inspector Alvarez.
Reviews (5)
NiceOne
On the Island of Mallorca, though the case is outside his jurisdiction, Inspector Alvarez agrees to investigate when the local law enforcement official dumps the homicide on him. Apparently, the doctor on the scene feels someone killed retired Bolivian diplomat Guido Zavala, leaving the corpse to float inside the man's swimming pool. Inspector Alvarez agrees that murder most likely occurred.
As Alvarez makes inquiries into the former diplomat's background, he finds a person who made many enemies, who would relish dispatching Guido to hell. Not only did many people have motives; most of them also had the opportunity. Alvarez knows he is getting closer to the killer because someone telephonically begins to threaten him. However, when he turn to his superior for help, Salas says no. This leaves the Inspector either turning to his own family, dropping the investigation, or going it alone.
Though not as excellent as last year's brilliant AN ENIGMATIC DISAPPEARANCE, the latest Inspector Alvarez police procedural retains the fun of the previous books. The who-done-it is enjoyable especially as Alvarez investigates in his way. However, this time around the hero seems to need more siesta time than usual. That somewhat slows down a very clever police procedural that still contains much of the Mallorca charm that readers expect from Roderic Jeffries long running series.

Harriet Klausner

Xanna
The main problem in this novel is determining where and when you are at different points in the story. The author starts with a man being released from prison somewhere, at some point in time, and then skips forward to Majorca at another point in time with different people. The author apparently knows where and when he is - it would be nice if he shared that information with his readers. Other authors put dates and places at the chapter headings.
Inspector Alvarez finds himself involved with another murder. This time it is a former diplomat who is not particularly well liked, and who may have been involved in drug dealing. A number of people had reasons to kill him. As the story winds to a conclusion, it finally draws together the loose ends.
The part of the plot about the auto accident is not entirely original (see Martha Grimes earlier novel, "I am the Only Running Footman"), but a variation has been used. Alvarez is his usual indolent self, drinking too much and looking forward to fine dining. Dolores shows she can use methods of her own when her family is threatened.

Mezilabar
YES, AS A YOUNG BOY I WAS INVOLVED IN A BIT OF MOCTEROOF, KNOWN AS "TOPPING UP". I WORKED IN A LOCAL MEAT MARKET WHERE OLD ITEMS WERE TOPPED UP TO LOOK FRESHER. BUT THOSE DAYS ARE BEHIND ME, I HAVE REFORMED. SO IF I TELL YOU A TALE ON AMAZON, YOU WILL KNOW IT IS TRUE. HAVE YOU EVER DRIVEN A "SHOOTING BRAKE"? I HAVE. IN THIS BOOK, AN INSPECTOR ALVAREZ MYSTERY BY ME FRIEND RODWEIC JEFFERIES, A ASTRA SHOOTING BRAKE [ SMALL STATION WAGON IN EUROPE] IS KEY TO A MYSTERY. ROD AND HIS WIFE LIVE IN MALLORCA WHERE MOST OF HIS THREE DOZEN MYSTERIES TAKE PLACE. [HE HAS YET TO INVITE DOTTIE AND I OVER]. HIS INSPECTOR IS A BRANDY LOVING, SLOW MOVING, JERK AT TIMES. BUT HE IS LOVABLE. AND HE NEVER FAILS TO GET HIS MAN. IN THIS STORY, A BOLIVIAN DIPLOMAT IS FOUND DOING A DEAD MANS FLOAT IN HIS SWIMMING POOL. IT SEEMS HE HAD PLENTY OF ENEMIES. EVEN I DID NOT LIKE THE S.O.B. THE DEEPER THE INSPECTOR DELVES IN THE CASE, THE MORE DANGER HE FACES. SO HE WIMPS OUT, FOR A BIT. WITH JUST A JOT OF HELP, HE GETS BACK ON THE CASE, AND GETS THE KILLER. A DELIGHTFUL MYSTERY WITH A GREAT ENDING.

Tejora
A retired Bolivian diplomat is found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool and Inspector Alvarez is called in to investigate. Alvarez finds a number of suspects--the diplomat had been sleeping with another man's wife, refusing to pay a builder, engaging in shouting matches with several people, and generally not a likable man. Still, which of them actually killed him?
Prodded by his wife and his boss, Alvarez continues his search for justice, free brandy, and a decent meal (not necessarily in that order).
Author Roderic Jeffries must have loved writing this fine novel. His Inspector Alvarez is a slow moving, heavy drinking, and funny man. Jeffries's dialogue is witty, his insights into humanity ring true, and he writes a fine mystery too.
I found myself savoring each drop of this short novel--much like enjoying a fine--uh, brandy.

Tiainar
I'm reviewing a library book, and I love all the Alvarez stories I've read, including this one.

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