commissaire inspector dottore

academic and personal thoughts on detective-inspector novels

the city and the city


In a surreal city partitioned by the convention of ignoring what happens on the other side of an invisible divide, a woman is killed in one half and dumped in the other, leading to a puzzle and a parlous investigation for Inspector Tyador Borlú.

body count: two
methods of killing: blunt-force trauma (priceless artifact); rifle shot
narrative type: first person

this is the edition that I cite