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In Torredembarra

The Black Cat by Martha Grimes

In Calafell

Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene

In Cunit

Breakfast at Tiffany’s: a novella and three stories by Truman Capote

Three months have passed since Richard Jury was left bereft and guilt-ridden after his lover’s tragic accident, and he is now more wary than ever. He is deeply suspicious when requested on a case far out of his jurisdiction in an outlying village where a young woman has been murdered behind the local pub. The only witness is the establishment’s black cat, who gives neither crook nor clue as to the girl’s identity or her killer’s. Identifying the girl becomes tricky when she’s recognized as both the shy local librarian and a posh city escort, and Jury must use all his wits and intuition to determine the connection to subse­quent escort murders.

Espionage thriller, a penetrating character study, and a political satire that still resonates to this day. Conceived as one of Graham Greene’s ‘entertainments,’ it tells of MI6’s man in Havana, Wormold, a former vacuum-cleaner salesman turned reluctant secret agent out of economic necessity. To keep his job, he files bogus reports based on Lamb’s Tales from Shakespeare and dreams up military installations from vacuum-cleaner designs. Then his stories start coming disturbingly true.

Breakfast at Tiffany's & Three Stories by Truman CapoteIt’s New York in the 1940s, where the martinis flow from cocktail hour till breakfast at Tiffany’s. And nice girls don’t, except, of course, Holly Golightly. Pursued by Mafia gangsters and playboy millionaires, Holly is a fragile eyeful of tawny hair and turned-up nose, a heart-breaker, a perplexer, a traveller, a tease. She is irrepressibly ‘top banana in the shock department’, and one of the shining flowers of American fiction.

This edition also contains three stories: ‘House of Flowers’, ‘A Diamond Guitar’ and ‘A Christmas Memory’.

The meeting will be on Friday November 8 at 6:30 pm at the Library Mestra Maria Antònia, Torredembarra.

The meeting will be on Friday October 25th at 6 pm at the Library Ventura Gassol, Calafell.

The meeting will be on Saturday October 19th at 11:30 pm at the Library Marta Mata, Cunit.

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