The return of Lieutenant Boruvka 1 edition
From Library Journal
Boruvka, the melancholy Prague detective (of the End of Lieutenant Boruvka, LJ 5/1/9 and others), has escaped from the Communist Czechoslovakia to Toronto. There he helps to solve a murder of a beautiful, promiscuous woman, together with her stockbroker brother and his girlfriend, who runs a feminist detective agency. What looks like a simple crime of passion turns into an intricate whodunit, involving Czech spies, Nazi war criminals, hired assassins, would-be aristocrats, and three waves of Czech emigres. This satisfying crime story, the fourth and the best in the Boruvka series, is also a playful, witty, and humorous look at the foibles of the Canadians and the immigrant Czechs and the confrontation of the two cultures. Recommended.
- Marie Bednar, Pennsylvania State Univ. Libs., University Park
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
The Return of Lieutenant Boruvka
a reactionary tale of crime and detection
by Josef Skvorecky ; translated and adapted by Paul Wilson.
Translation of: Návrat poručíka Borůvky.
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Library of Congress
|PG5038.S527 N313 1991|
The Physical Object
|159 p. ;|
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