Lima: Universidad de Lima, Fondo Editorial, 2022. First Edition. Paperback. 323p., indices, wrps. New. Item #81125
The detective story arose in the 19th century, closely linked to the changes brought by modernity, such as the hectic life in big cities and the exaltation of logical-deductive reasoning. Hence, in his classical period, he narrates the adventures of brilliant researchers who flaunt their powers of deduction, such as A. Dupin, S. Holmes or H.
Poirot. Then the disenchanted detectives of the American black novel would arrive, such as Sam Spade or Philip Marlowe. In Latin America, the police acquires a particular physiognomy, especially from the work of Borges. But in Peru its development is rather late. This book addresses precisely the question of the reason for this delay.
In Open Case: The Peruvian Detective Novel Between the 20th and 21st Centuries, Alejandro Susti and José Güich Rodríguez offer an overview of the development of the detective story and an in-depth analysis of five outstanding Peruvian novels that allow us to chart the paths this genre is following in our country. . The volume is completed by an appendix in which thirty-six Peruvian authors and specialists respond to a questioning about their relationship with the police and its development in Peru.