Author: Juan López-Herrera.
Juan López-Herrera was born in Seville in 1961. A diplomat, his profession has taken him far from his home town to places such as Brazil, South Africa, Belgium, Cuba, Peru, the United Kingdom and France, but from a distance he has always been attentive to the vicissitudes of the Iberian arena and Andalusian psychodrama.
His new book tells the life of Paco Mancha, a bachelor and grey civil servant from Seville, an unapproachable betic, a fervent devotee of Bambino and Curro Romero, who divides his routine existence between the office and the bars of the Andalusian capital. Her childhood friend, Macarena, who runs a small bookshop and is a great fan of the crime novel, recommends to her one day a book of the genre that will change her life. Her passion for crime novels reaches such a point that she loses her mind and becomes a private detective, taking her novels’ heroes as models: He adopts the name of Frank Stain, gets the appropriate clothing (mackintosh and borsaline, even in August), recruits Bartolo Andorga – a chronically unemployed man with a large family, obsessed with getting an interim position in the regional administration – as his assistant and sets out in search of adventure, ready to fight against the powerful corrupt and the thousand and one injustices of this world.
Binding: Soft cover
RPP: 15,20 euros