Urgent Matters

by Paula Rodríguez


Published 3rd August 2023



An electric Argentinian literary noir that is ‘an essential read’ AGUSTINA BAZTERRICA, author of Tender is the Flesh

A devastating train crash in the suburbs of Buenos Aires leaves forty-three people dead, but not Hugo Lamadrid, a criminal wanted for murder. He seizes his chance to disappear, abandoning his possessions – and, he hopes, his identity – among bodies mangled beyond all recognition.

As the police descend on the scene, only grizzled Detective Domínguez sees a link between the crash and his murder case. Soon, he’s on Hugo’s tail. But he hasn’t banked on everything from media misinformation to Hugo’s criminal mother-in-law getting in his way.

Readers love Urgent Matters!
‘If this novel by Paula Rodriguez is anything to go by Argentinian noir may be the next big thing’

‘It is a perfect slice of Argentine Noir with a current of dark humour running through it and I would highly recommend picking this up if you are looking for a sharp, energetic and compelling read’

‘The stand out element of the story was the fabulous character development. All the key players feel like they are pushing their way out of the book into my world’

Additional information

Weight 0.3 kg

Translated by Sarah Moses

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