By José Luis Correa
«¿Alguien dijo que los angeles novela negra estaba exhalando sus últimos suspiros? Correa demuestra que el género goza de muy buena salud.» Antonio Parra, La Verdad Digital
«El Marlowe canario, tan own como lleno de humor.» Kerstin Strecker, Berliner Morgenpost
El día de los Inocentes es tan buen día como otro para morir. Eso debió pensar Gervasio Álvarez cuando le dieron l. a. noticia de los angeles aparición de un cadáver. Andrea Mérida, viuda de militar, madre de tres hijos, pensionista, ha muerto por sobredosis de cocaína. Nadie ha oído ni visto nada. Nadie puede explicar si l. a. droga fue ingerida voluntaria, informal o intencionadamente. Nadie parece ganar con esa muerte. El caso es que los angeles Navidad se tiñe de desánimo.
Por eso Álvarez make a decision rescatar a un buen amigo de su retiro voluntario.Blue Christmas supone el regreso de un Ricardo Blanco más humano, más frágil, más hondo. Un relato, unos personajes, a un tiempo melancólicos e intensos que reflejan, como pocos, los angeles historia de una problem. los angeles sexta entrega de l. a. saga del detective canario es, acaso, los angeles más social e íntima de todas. Se desgranan, si no las causas, sí las consecuencias de una época comprometida y crítica: el paro, el desahucio, los angeles soledad, los angeles miseria. Y lo que el ser humano es capaz de hacer para salir de ellos
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