Bellini and the sphinx : a novel / by Tony Bellotto ; translated from the Brazilian Portuguese by Clifford E. Landers.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Private Detective Remo Bellini plunges into the underworld of São Paulo to investigate the disappearance of several dancers.
    • Other Titles:
      Bellini & the sphinx.
      Bellini e a esfinge. English
    • ISBN:
      161775689X
      9781617756894
      1617756628
      9781617756627
    • Accession Number:
      on1030915300
      1030915300
    • Accession Number:
      fay.638608
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BELLOTTO, T.; LANDERS, C. E. Bellini and the sphinx : a novel. [s.l.] : Akashic Books, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 19 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Bellotto T, Landers CE. Bellini and the Sphinx : A Novel. Akashic Books; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.638608. Accessed November 19, 2019.
    • APA:
      Bellotto, T., & Landers, C. E. (2019). Bellini and the sphinx : a novel. Akashic Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.638608
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Bellotto, Tony, and Clifford E. Landers. 2019. Bellini and the Sphinx : A Novel. Akashic Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.638608.
    • Harvard:
      Bellotto, T. and Landers, C. E. (2019) Bellini and the sphinx : a novel. Akashic Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.638608 (Accessed: 19 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Bellotto, T & Landers, CE 2019, Bellini and the sphinx : a novel, Akashic Books, viewed 19 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Bellotto, Tony, and Clifford E. Landers. Bellini and the Sphinx : A Novel. Akashic Books, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.638608.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Bellotto, Tony, and Clifford E. Landers. Bellini and the Sphinx : A Novel. Akashic Books, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.638608.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Bellotto T, Landers CE. Bellini and the sphinx : a novel [Internet]. Akashic Books; 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 19]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.638608

Reviews

PW Reviews 2018 November #4

This detective novel from Brazilian author Bellotto (editor of São Paulo Noir), the first in his Remo Bellini series, starts off strong but falls flat in its overly familiar execution. Remo's boss, the Tiperillo smoking Dora Lobo, calls him in to meet pediatric surgeon Samuel Rafidjian. The married doctor wants to find Ana Cíntia Lopes, a dancer from the Dervish, a São Paulo night club, whom he has been seeing for several months. Ana has disappeared, and no one at the Dervish claims to know her, let alone knows where she's gone. Bellini takes on the case, but things take a deadly turn when Rafidjian ends up gruesomely murdered with his own umbrella. Who is responsible for his death, and how is it related to the missing Ana? In standard PI mode, Bellini drinks too much, listens to the blues, and isn't above breaking the law to get what he wants. Worse, the dialogue lacks the sharp grittiness of the hardboiled fiction of Hammett or Chandler—Bellotto's obvious influences—and the ending feels pulled out of thin air. Hopefully, book two will show more originality. (Feb.)

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