Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez
The holy grail of crime fiction is the perfectly planned murder, a killing so smartly conceived and efficiently executed that no trace of the perpetrator can be found. Well, you won’t find any of that in Gabriel García Márquez’s Chronicle of a Death Foretold. In fact, Márquez’s genius here resides in achieving the exact opposite—namely, a scrupulous des…
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