Best Arturo Perez-Reverte books

The Club Dumas

Arturo Perez-Reverte

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A provocative literary thriller that playfully pays tribute to classic tales of mystery and adventure

 

Lucas Corso is a book detective, a middle-aged mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for wealthy and unscrupulous clients. When a well-known bibliophile is found dead, leaving behind part of the original manuscript of Alexandre Dumas's The Three Musketeers, Corso is brought in to authenticate the fragment. He is soon drawn into a swirling plot involving devil worship, occult practices, and swashbuckling derring-do among a cast of characters bearing a suspicious resemblance to those of Dumas's masterpiece. Aided by a mysterious beauty named for a Conan Doyle heroine, Corso travels from Madrid to Toledo to Paris on the killer's trail in this twisty intellectual romp through the book world.

El maestro de esgrima (Spanish Edition)

Arturo Pérez-Reverte

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Novela de aventuras pero también policiaca, de traiciones y maniobras políticas en el Madrid galdosiano de 1868.

Con motivo del 50 aniversario de Alfaguara, este título ha sido elegido como uno de los 50 imprescindibles de la historia de la editorial.

Ambientada en el Madrid galdosiano de 1868, está protagonizada por Jaime Astarloa, un maestro de esgrima que trabaja dando clases de florete a algunos nobles de la ciudad. Todo el escenario cambia cuando entra en juego una dama, que desea tomar clases de esgrima con Astarloa, y comienzan a suceder extraños hechos que lo involucran.

El maestro de esgrima es la historia de un mundo de tahúres y mercachifles mantenido a distancia por un florete honorable. Pero es, sobre todo, una inquietante parábola sobre el poder del dinero, la ambición política y la extinción de los valores de honradez y fidelidad en este siglo XX que agoniza.

Novela llevada al cine por Pedro Olea.

La crítica ha dicho:
«Arturo Pérez-Reverte es un maestro del suspense y su libro es deslumbrante.»
Publisher Weekly

«El maestro de esgrima sumerge al lector en un duelo elegante cargado de intriga y sensualidad.»
The Observer

«En lugar del típico puzzle de engaños propio de las novelas de intriga, El maestro de esgrima nos ofrece una sutil meditación sobre los enigmas profundos de la elección y el Destino. Una espléndida novela de la primera a la última página.»
The New York Times Book Review

«Pérez-Reverte conoce todos los secretos sobre cómo conservar un equilibro entre acción y suspense de tal modo que mantiene al lector absorto... Lo que hace irresistible a Pérez-Reverte es su sensibilidad radicalmente moderna, inteligente y compleja.»
The Boston Globe Book Review

«Erudición bien calibrada e intriga soberbia. El autor se divierte y nos divierte.»
Libération

«Consigue mantener sin aliento al lector.»
Corriere della Sera

«Un increíble fenómeno literario, insólito para un escritor de lengua no inglesa.»
Il messaggero

«Arturo Pérez-Reverte ha sabido encontrar la estocada perfecta.»
Oggi

«Quedarán fascinados por el personaje de Jaime Astarloa.»
Chicago Tribune

«El autor es, en el mejor sentido, un romántico, y leerlo es volver a descubrir el placer de Dumas o Conan Doyle.»
The Times

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION A tale of adventures, a detective story, and a saga of betrayals and political ploys in the Madrid of 1868, El maestro de esgrima is the account of a world overflowing with gamblers and hawkers held at bay by an honorable foil. More importantly, it is a disquieting allegory of the power of money, political ambition, and the extinction of values such as honor and fidelity in a crumbling twentieth century.

Eva (Spanish Edition) (Falcó #2)

Arturo Pérez-Reverte

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Vuelve Arturo Pérez-Reverte con una nueva aventura de Lorenzo Falcó.

«No me tengas por una de esas burguesitas perdidas entre las filas obreras. Soy una agente soviética, y tus criminales jefes fascistas podrían pedirte cuentas.»

Marzo de 1937. Mientras la Guerra Civil sigue su trágico curso, una nueva misión lleva a Lorenzo Falcó hasta Tánger, turbulenta encrucijada de espías, tráficos ilícitos y conspiraciones, con el encargo de conseguir que el capitán de un barco cargado con oro del Banco de España cambie de bandera. Espías nacionales, republicanos y soviéticos, hombres y mujeres, se enfrentan en una guerra oscura y sucia en la que acabarán regresando peligrosos fantasmas del pasado.

Tras el éxito internacional de Falcó, realidad y ficción vuelven a enlazarse magistralmente con el talento literario de Arturo Pérez-Reverte en esta asombrosa novela de lectura fascinante.
«Bien documentado y perfectamente trazado, Falcó refleja las muchas habilidades narrativas del autor [...]. El lector queda atrapado hasta el final, a la espera de nuevas sorpresas.»

Martin Beagles, The Times Literary Supplement

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

“Don’t take me for one of those little rich girls lost in the breadlines. I’m a Soviet agent, and your fascist criminal bosses could hold you accountable.”

March of 1937. While the Spanish Civil War continues its tragic path, a new mission takes Lorenzo Falcó to Tangier, the turbulent crossroads of spies, smuggling, and conspiracies, with the mission to get the captain of a ship loaded with the Bank of Spain’s gold to switch flags. National spies, republicans and Soviets, men and women, all face off in a dark, dirty war in which dangerous ghosts of the past resurface.


After the international success of Falcó, Arturo Pérez-Reverte’s literary talent masterfully intertwines reality and fiction again in this riveting novel.“Well researched and perfectly devised, Falcó reflects the author’s many narrative abilities […]. The reader is engrossed until the end, waiting for new surprises.”


–Martin Beagles, The Times Literary Supplement

What We Become: A Novel

Arturo Perez-Reverte

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“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 passengers. She is the elegant wife of an accomplished composer, accustomed only to luxury. But as they embrace in a fiery tango, a steamy and dangerous love affair ignites—following them from the ship’s gentle sways in the Atlantic night to the seedy decadence of Buenos Aires. Yet as quickly as their affair begins, the two lovers are torn apart.

In Nice, 1937, Max and Mecha’s lives intersect for a second time and they rekindle their dalliance with ease. But in the wake of a perilous mission gone awry, Mecha looks after her charming paramour until a deadly encounter with a Spanish spy forces Max to flee.

Decades later in Sorrento at the height of the Cold War, Max once again runs into trouble—and Mecha. Their attraction is undeniable but with KGB agents on Max’s trail, the small glimmer of hope is becoming increasingly dim.

A mesmerizing tale of love and adventure, espionage and honor, What We Become is Arturo Pérez-Reverte at his finest, with elegant prose reminiscent of his beloved novel, The Club Dumas. Sweeping through time and across borders, What We Become proves that love, much like a great novel, is timeless and enduring.

The Flanders Panel

Arturo Perez-Reverte

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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.

 

Captain Alatriste

Arturo Perez-Reverte

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The first action-packed historical adventure in the internationally acclaimed Captain Alatriste series, featuring a Spanish soldier who lives as a swordsman-for-hire in 17th century Madrid

Needing gold to pay off his debts, Captain Alatriste and another hired blade are paid to ambush two travelers, stage a robbery, and give the travelers a fright. “No blood,” they are told.

Then a mysterious stranger enters to clarify the job: he increases the pay, and tells Alatriste that, instead, he must murder the two travelers. When the attack unfolds, Alatriste realizes that these aren’t ordinary travelers, and what happens next is only the first in a riveting series of twists and turns, with implications that will reverberate throughout the courts of Europe...

Queen of the South

Arturo Perez-Reverte

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The international bestseller that inspired the must-watch drama on USA Network starring Alice Braga as Teresa Mendoza.

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.


Teresa Mendoza's boyfriend is a drug smuggler who the narcos of Sinaloa, Mexico, call "the king of the short runway," because he can get a plane full of coke off the ground in three hundred yards. But in a ruthless business, life can be short, and Teresa even has a special cell phone that Guero gave her along with a dark warning. If that phone rings, it means he's dead, and she'd better run, because they're coming for her next. Then the call comes.

In order to survive, she will have to say goodbye to the old Teresa, an innocent girl who once entrusted her life to a pinche narco smuggler. She will have to find inside herself a woman who is tough enough to inhabit a world as ugly and dangerous as that of the narcos-a woman she never before knew existed. Indeed, the woman who emerges will surprise even those who know her legend, that of the Queen of the South.

The Siege: A Novel

Arturo Perez-Reverte

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WINNER OF THE CRIME WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION’S INTERNATIONAL DAGGER

For fans of Alan Furst and Carlos Ruiz Zafón comes a haunting and layered thriller filled with history, adventure, suspense, and an unforgettable love story—by the internationally bestselling author Arturo Pérez-Reverte.

 
Cádiz, 1811: The Spanish port city has been surrounded by Napoleon’s army for a year. Their backs to the sea, its residents endure routine bombardments and live in constant fear of a French invasion. And now the bodies of random women have begun to turn up throughout the city—victims of a shadowy killer.
 
Police Comisario Rogelio Tizón has been assigned the case. Known for his razor-sharp investigation skills—as well as his brutal interrogation methods—Tizón has seen everything. Or so he thought. His inquiry into the murders reveals a surprising pattern: Each victim has been found where a French bomb exploded. Logic tells him to pass it off as coincidence; his instinct tells him otherwise, and he begins to view Cádiz as a living chessboard, with himself and the killer the main players.
 
In a city pushed to the brink, violence and desperation weave together the lives of a group of unlikely people: the Spanish taxidermist who doubles as a French spy; the young woman who uses her father’s mercantile business to run the enemy blockade; the rough-edged corsair who tries to resist her charms; and the brilliant academic furiously trying to perfect the French army’s artillery and bring Cádiz to its knees once and for all. And as Napoleon presses closer, Tizón must make his next move on the bomb-scarred chessboard before the killer claims another pawn.
 
Combining fast-paced narrative with scrupulous historical accuracy, this smart, suspenseful tale of human resilience is Arturo Pérez-Reverte at the height of his talents.
 
Praise for The Siege
 
“A genre-bending literary thriller . . . Pirates; serial killings; steamy, unrequited love: Pérez-Reverte imbues the sensational with significance. . . . His descriptions of the town and people of Cádiz capture colors, smells and personalities, making the page come to life, and he balances these sensory passages with dense observations about history, metaphysics, science, and human nature.”Kirkus Reviews

“Bold . . . [Pérez-Reverte’s] best yet . . . an ambitious intellectual thriller peopled with colorful rogues and antiheroes, meticulous in its historical detail, with a plot that rattles along to its unexpected finale. It’s hard to think of a contemporary author who so effortlessly marries popular and literary fiction as enjoyably as this.”The Observer
 
“Pérez-Reverte has long been Spain’s most popular, inventive writer of historical fiction. . . . This is a big and bold novel, rich in character and incident.”The Sunday Times
 
Acclaim for Arturo Pérez-Reverte
 
“John le Carré meets Gabriel García Márquez . . . Pérez-Reverte has a huge following . . . and it’s spreading.”The Wall Street Journal
 
The Da Vinci Code and The Rule of Four . . . pale in comparison with Pérez-Reverte’s novels.”Time Out New York
 
“It’s a rare novelist who can create a literary page-turner. Arturo Pérez-Reverte . . . is one of those rarities.”The Denver Post

Falcó (Spanish Edition)

Arturo Pérez-Reverte

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«El mundo de Falcó era otro, y allí los bandos estaban perfectamente definidos: de una parte él, y de la otra todos los demás.»

La Europa turbulenta de los años treinta y cuarenta del siglo XX es el escenario de las andanzas de Lorenzo Falcó, ex contrabandista de armas, espía sin escrúpulos, agente de los servicios de inteligencia. Durante el otoño de 1936, mientras la frontera entre amigos y enemigos se reduce a una línea imprecisa y peligrosa, Falcó recibe el encargo de infiltrarse en una difícil misión que podría cambiar el curso de la historia de España. Un hombre y dos mujeres -los hermanos Montero y Eva Rengel- serán sus compañeros de aventura y tal vez sus víctimas, en un tiempo en el que la vida se escribe a golpe de traiciones y nada es lo que parece.

Arturo Pérez-Reverte entrelaza magistralmente realidad y ficción en esta historia protagonizada por un nuevo y fascinante personaje, comparable a los más destacados espías y aventureros de la literatura.



La crítica ha dicho...

«Arturo Pérez-Reverte sabe cómo retener al lector a cada vuelta de página.»
The New York Times Book Review

«Arturo Pérez-Reverte consigue mantener sin aliento al lector.»
Corriere della Sera

«Los lectores no serán capaces de volver la página lo suficientemente rápido.»
Publishers Weekly

«Hay un escritor español que se parece al mejor Spielberg más Umberto Eco. Se llama Arturo-Pérez-Reverte.»
La Repubblica

«Su sabiduría narrativa, tan bien construida siempre, tan exhaustivamente detallada, documentada y estructurada, hasta el punto de que, frente a todo ello, la historia real resulta más endeble y a veces hasta tópica.»
Rafael Conte

«Arturo Pérez-Reverte nos hace disfrutar de un juego inteligente entre historia y ficción.»
The Times

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Arturo Pérez-Reverte returns with a novel whose main character is his most fascinating one since Captain Alatriste.


Violence, power struggle, suspense, loyalty and passion make up this addictive, extraordinary novel.


"Falcó's world was another one, and in it the opponents were perfectly defined: on one side, it was him, on the other, everyone else."

A turbulent Europe during the thirties and forties in the twentieth century, is the backdrop for the adventures of Lorenzo Falcó, ex-smuggler of arms, spy without scruples, agent of the secret intelligence services. During the fall of 1936, when the border between friends and enemies is reduced to a dangerous and unprecise fine line, Falcó is given the task of infiltrating a complicated mission that could change the course of Spain's history. One man, two women -the Montero brothers and Eva Rengel- will be his adventure companions and perhaps his victims, during a time in which life is written treason by treason and nothing is what it seems.

Arturo Pérez-Reverte masterfully intertwines reality and fiction in this story whose new and fascinating main character joins the greatest spies and adventurers in literature.


El Club Dumas (Spanish Edition)

Arturo Pérez-Reverte

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La gran novela de Arturo Pérez-Reverte que abrió el camino del éxito internacional a los thrillers inspirados en el mundo de los libros
¿Puede un libro ser investigado policialmente como si de un crimen se tratara, utilizando como pistas sus páginas, papel, grabados y marcas de impresión, en un apasionante recorrido de tres siglos?
Lucas Corso, mercenario de la bibliofilia, cazador de libros por cuenta ajena, debe encontrar respuesta a esa pregunta cuando recibe un doble encargo de sus clientes: autentificar un manuscrito de Los tres mosqueteros y descifrar el enigma de un extraño libro, quemado en 1667 con el hombre que lo imprimió.
La indagación arrastra a Corso -y con él, irremediablemente, al lector- a una peligrosa búsqueda que lo llevará de los archivos del Santo Oficio a los libros condenados, de las polvorientas librerías de viejo a las más selectas bibliotecas de los coleccionistas internacionales.
Construida con excepcional talento narrativo, El club Dumas sitúa pieza a pieza una trama excitante, minuciosa y compleja, donde se dan cita los ingredientes de la novela clásica por entregas, los relatos policíacos y de misterio, los juegos de adivinación y las técnicas del folletín de aventuras.

English Description

Lucas Corso is a book detective, a middle-aged mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for wealthy and unscrupulous clients. When a well-known bibliophile is found dead, leaving behind part of the original manuscript of Alexandre Dumas's The Three Musketeers, Corso is brought in to authenticate the fragment. He is soon drawn into a swirling plot involving devil worship, occult practices, and swashbuckling derring-do among a cast of characters bearing a suspicious resemblance to those of Dumas's masterpiece. Aided by a mysterious beauty named for a Conan Doyle heroine, Corso travels from Madrid to Toledo to Paris on the killer's trail in this twisty intellectual romp through the book world.