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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (372 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pablo De Santis Narrator: Francisco Rivel Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Una estupenda obra de suspenso y misterio policíaco, esta novela se desarolla en los finales del siglo XIX dentro del marco de la Exposición Universal realizada en París en 1889. La historia comienza con el misterioso asesinato de un detective privado, que asiste a una convención de detectives de todo el mundo, organizada para exponer sus diferentes métodos de investigación utilizados en sus diferentes países de origen.

Esto da la pauta para desorrollar una historia de suspenso llevada con maestría por De Santis; el caso es investigado por los diferentes miembros de la convención, para lograr resolver el misterio de aquel asesinato. Paulatinamente el lector se convierte en otro de los investigadores, y poco a poco descubrirá que dentro del grupo hay quizá no uno sino varios asesinos, y uno de ellos es un asesino en serie. Esto mantiene el interés y hace tan ágil la lectura que el lector no querrá terminar esta interesante novela.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Ange | 2/15/2014

    " I really enjoy a well written mystery and unfortunately The Paris Enigma just wasn't it. The plot was slow and disjointed. The narrative confusing and there was no stage where I found this gripping! Isn't that the whole idea of a mystery? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathleen | 2/10/2014

    " I have mixed feelings about this book. The story was woven around other stories. Twelve detectives from around the world gathered at the Worlds Fair to display thier techniques. Throughout the story, each detective and each of their assistants tell a tale about some crime they solved in their home countries. While interesting, it distracted from the main plot, which in the end seemed rushed. The writing was good, the characters well developed, but there were too many of them. I was lost by the middle of the book by which assistant belonged to which detective and who was from what country, etc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tony | 1/31/2014

    " The Paris Enigma is advertised as a 'Historical whodunit' set in the 1880's in Paris at the World's Fair. The Twelve Detectives, a group of well known detectives from all around the world, are meeting in Paris, along with their acolytes (assistants) to spotlight their skills and implements of detection to the Worlds Fair crowds. The story is written from a first person perspective, a Sigmundo Salvatrio, who is a cobblers son in Buenos Aires, who dreams of being a detective and joins Renato Craig's (one of the Twelve) academy. When Renato gives up being a detective through illness and certain actions which I will not give away here, Salvatrio is sent to Paris in Craigs place to deliver his contribution to the Worlds Fair exhibit and a message to Viktor Arzaky, Craigs best friend and co-founder of the Twelve. Events unfold as one of the Twelve is murdered and Salvatrio is thrown in amongst what I found to be the most dysfunctional group of detectives I have ever known. Rivalry between the Twelve is one thing but I don't think they like each other at all. Translated from its original Spanish, The Paris Enigma is a very quick and enjoyable read. Where the Paris Enigma does fall down is a sense of location, I did not feel the streets of Buenos Airies or the streets of Paris while reading it. The great occasion of the Worlds Fair seemed to be a bit superfluous to the story and although the building of the Eiffel Tower does feature, it did not stand out. This may be a problem in translation as it is always said that to get a true sense of a book it should be read in its native language and in this case it may be true, I will have to give it the benefit of the doubt. Enjoyable, but not as good as I hoped it would be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carrie | 1/26/2014

    " What is an enigma? A blank piece of paper, a painting that starts as one thing and becomes another, a jigsaw puzzle? Defeated by shoe polish! I loved it. "

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