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Urgent Matters by Paula Rodriguez
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Jul 25, 2023 | ISBN 9781782278153

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[A] breathless procedural… a notable addition to South American noir.”
Times and Sunday Times Crime Club

“Part thriller, part telenovela, Paula Rodríguez’s bleakly comic novel is all Argentine in its awareness of how society makes accommodation with corruption… [a] well-wrought tango noir.”
–Times (UK)

“A vivid and unforgiving depiction of a world in which everyone… is guilty of something.” 

“This fast-moving novel evokes the teeming metropolis of Buenos Aires in a vibrant fashion, travelling between its poles of social differences and affording insights into a country still divided by race and class.”
–Crime Time

“Written in the taut, clean style of the classic pulp noir… the story barrels along at a ferocious rate”
–Irish Times

“Paula Rodriguez’s debut novel beautifully evokes the sense of disjointed strangeness and shattered reality that descends in the immediate aftermath of a major disaster, before the dust has settled and the victims accounted for.”
–Breaking News

“Fast-paced and funny, breathing life into an intriguing cast.”

“With frenetic pace and a hypnotic, disturbing plot, Urgent Matters is an exploration of how facts are constructed and which of them prevail to become realities. In the post-truth era, it is an essential read.”
Agustina Bazterrica, author of Tender is the Flesh

“Brilliantly-developed characters and a suspenseful journey with an Argentinian noir backdrop.”
“If this novel by Paula Rodriguez is anything to go by Argentinian noir may be the next big thing.”
–Book Phace
“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.”
–Life with all the books
“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.”
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