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Saturday, March 26, 2016

The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman by Mamen Sanchez


Summary on Goodreads.

"Atticus Craftsman never travels without a supply of Earl Grey and his five favourite books – so he makes sure he has packed both after his father, distinguished publisher of Craftsman & Co., sends him to Madrid to shut down a failing literary magazine, Librarte. When nobody has heard from him in three months, his father knows something must be very wrong..." [+ more]

Ohhh how I loved this book. I read every single word. So funny. The Spanish version is titled La felicidad es un té contigo which I would never have guessed by the title given to the English version.

This is not a romance read, although romance is found at some point. I enjoyed each one of the characters; all distinctive and quirky. Apparently thee book has been translated into different languages. Well done. Everybody deserves a copy of this one.

So Atticus goes to Spain to close the literary agency of the family. His father becomes concerned because six months have passed and he hasn't heard from his son. The father goes to the police and has to deal with inspector Manchego, a whole different kind of inspector who has a particular line of investigation.

In Spain: Atticus is overwhelmed by the five women that run the literary agency, and taken by a sudden carnal desire for one of the woman that he doesn't know how to handle. After all, he is only English and the Spaniard passion might be to hot for his cold body.

The writing here is just exquisite. Lyrical and all that. I was surprised to find such beautiful writing and such delightful plot. I will totally buy the Spanish version for my mother to read. She cannot die without reading this!

Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this title, and sorry it took me so long to read it!